Shellie Zimmerman Injured In Car Crash
Around 11:15 a.m. this morning, near Aloma and Phelps avenues in Winter Park, FL, a suspected drunk driver hit Shellie Zimmerman’s vehicle. She, and a woman passenger were taken to Winter Park Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Click Orlando reports that both cars sustained serious damage. The driver of the other car was arrested on suspicion of DUI.
Shellie Zimmerman is wife of George Zimmerman, the man who killed unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin and claimed he killed in self-defense. George and his father both made statements that he and Shellie mentored children on Sunday evenings and then went grocery shopping for the week. Robert Zimmerman Sr. even stated that George cooked dinner for Shellie that Sunday evening before leaving out to go to Target for groceries. However, after the verdict, Shellie stated that she had left her home that Saturday after having an argument with George, and was at her dad’s house from then until she and George moved-in with the Osterman’s on February 27, 2012.
As a result of George’s first bond hearing, Shellie was charged with perjury for misrepresenting assets to the court. The weekend before his arrest, George setup a website asking for donations for his legal defense. He included a link to PayPal where people could donate. After he was arrested, the donations poured in. On the jailhouse phone, George and Shellie spoke in code where he instructed her on how to transfer money from his account, to her account. Shellie also transferred money to George’s sister, and revealed that she had his valid passport in a safe-deposit box. George also instructed Shellie to pay their past-due debts, which came to approximately $35,000, occurring before the evening of February 26, 2012.
George was acquitted in the 2nd degree murder case, and soon thereafter, Shellie filed for divorce. Among other things, Shellie has stated to the media that since the verdict, George felt “more invincible.” She has stated that she did not know the man she married and that he went on a “victory tour” abandoning her. George was not in the courtroom to support Shellie as she agreed to the plea bargain in her perjury case.