Shellie Zimmerman pleads not guilty to perjury charge
George Zimmerman's wife hires lawyer, arraignment set for Tuesday
An attorney representing Shellie Zimmerman, the wife of neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman, has filed on Friday a written plea of not guilty, along with a waiver of personal appearance at her arraignment on perjury charges, according to the state attorney's office.
Shellie Zimmerman's documents were filed by Attorney Kelly B. Sims at 4:35 p.m. on Friday. Shellie Zimmerman's arraignment is set for Tuesday.
Shellie Zimmerman is charged with one count of perjury-lying under oath after Judge Kenneth Lester ruled that she lied about her and George Zimmerman's finances during a bond hearing. Shellie Zimmerman was arrested and charged June 12 and released the same day after posting bond.
George Zimmerman is charged with shooting and killing 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford on Feb. 26.George Zimmerman has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder in Martin's shooting, claiming self-defense.
George Zimmerman was initially granted $150,000 bond and released. Lester revoked that bond last month after state attorneys argued that both George Zimmerman and his wife had lied about money raised from a website.
George Zimmerman has since been freed again on a new $1 million bond.
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