Shellie Zimmerman, the estranged wife of George Zimmerman, who was acquitted in the shooting death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin, spoke out on Sept. 25, 2013, saying she has doubts about her husband’s innocence, according to KFI News.
She told Matt Lauer on NBC’s “Today” show, “I’m conflicted on that…”
Shellie, 26, also noted that just weeks after she called 911 alleging Zimmerman had a gun and was threatening to shoot her and her father, “…this revelation in my life has really helped me take the blinders off and start to see things differently. I think anyone would doubt that innocence because I don’t know the person I’ve been married to.”
During the altercation, she also claims Zimmerman hit her father and broke his iPad. She told Lauer she regrets not pressing charges in the matter.
Zimmerman disputed her allegations, saying she started the argument and hit him with the iPad.
According to the Daily Mail, police said they found no firearms at the scene after responding to Shellie's 911 call.
Shellie had filed for divorce only days prior to the dispute.
On the night of the Trayvon Martin shooting, Feb. 26, 2012, Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer, told police he had exited his truck to check the name of the street he was on when the teen took him by surprise and jumped him from behind. He claimed to have shot Martin in self-defense.
According to reports, Martin had gone to a local convenience store to buy candy for his younger brother and was walking back to the home when Zimmerman, 28, spotted him.
Eight 911 calls regarding the shooting were released Mar. 16, the first made by Zimmerman, who said the 17-year-old looked suspicious as he walked through the gated community. After Zimmerman and Martin came in contact with one another, a struggle ensued and Zimmerman shot him in the chest, fatally wounding Martin.
In July, a jury found him not guilty of Martin’s murder.