Shellie Zimmerman to 'think about' staying married to George Zimmerman

Couple lived 'like gypsies' in months after shooting of Trayvon Martin

Published On: Aug 29 2013 08:10:08 AM EDT   Updated On: Aug 29 2013 05:37:53 PM EDT
Zimmerman Trial - George and Shellie
SANFORD, Fla. -

George Zimmerman's wife says she's going to have to "think about" whether she stays married to him.

Shellie Zimmerman made the comments to ABC on Wednesday after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor perjury charge for lying during a bail hearing following her husband's arrest for the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in February 2012.

"Of course I want to have kids and stay married ... with George? that's something I'm going to have to think about," she said, adding that her husband has beaten down her self-esteem and that is she looking forward to getting her life back.

She also said she wasn't home the night of the shooting because she'd had a fight with her husband.

Did that change the state of mind for George Zimmerman? Local 6 legal analyst Luis Calderon if it did, it probably could not have been used in court as an argument.

"Anytime anybody had a disagreement with their spouse -- now, they're all of a sudden capable of murder?" he said. "That just doesn't seem to be a very strong argument."

She says the couple lived "like gypsies" in the months after George Zimmerman was released on bail, spending nights in a 20-foot trailer deep in the woods.

George Zimmerman wasn't in court with her as she was sentenced to a year's probation and 100 hours of community service.

"I can rationalize why I was misleading but the truth is I knew I was lying," Shellie Zimmerman said.

He was acquitted of second-degree murder in July.

Shellie Zimmerman also had a message for the parents of Trayvon Martin.

"I'm so deeply sorry for their loss," she said. "I can't understand the grief when they lose a child."

The Martin family had not responded to Shellie Zimmerman's interview as of Thursday afternoon.