The wife of George Zimmerman – Shellie Zimmerman - who has said she is seeking a divorce from the man who is known for shooting and killing Trayvon Martin, said on Thursday that she now has doubts about her husband’s innocence even though she respects the jury’s acquittal of her husband’s second-degree murder charges, according to CNN on Thursday.
She said in an interview with NBC/s Matt Lauer on the “Today” show that she believes the evidence, but this revelation in her life has really helped her to take the blinders off and start seeing things differently. She spoke at length with Lauer about the difficulties the couple has had since the jury acquitted Zimmerman several months ago. She also said that she thinks anyone would doubt that innocence because she no longer knows the person that she has been married to.
The Zimmermans’ recent publicly-reported troubles involved an incident in which Mrs. Zimmerman called the police over an altercation the two had – which included George Zimmerman allegedly punching his father-in-law. In that incident, he reportedly damaged his wife’s iPad, too.
Mrs. Zimmerman admitted, however, that if Trayvon Martin had been white, she believes the results of the incident between her husband and Martin would have been the same.
Her personal complaint against her husband is that he treated her like she was disposable – after she had stood by him throughout his ordeal. She said he left after the verdict in his favor and went on a victory tour without her. In summation, she asserted that she thought that she was living a life with him and that they were going to kind of rebuild after the Trayvon Martin-incident, but she now realizes that her husband apparently had different plans for her.