Shellie plead guilty Wednesday 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. She was sentenced to a year’s probation and 100 hours of community service. George, however, wasn’t present in the Sanford, FL courtroom as she was sentenced, even though she lied about their finances and supported him through his whole ordeal.
In an interview that aired on “Good Morning America” Thursday, Shellie said, “I always want my husband’s support.”
When asked if she and George are still together, she replied, “I’m not going to answer that.” Adding that she “wants to have children and stay married.”
The interviewer then asked, “With George?”
“That’s something I’m going to have to think about,” Shellie replied.
But trouble in the Zimmerman marriage was brewing even before George killed Martin. Shellie revealed in the interview that she wasn’t at their home the night he fatally shot the teen. The couple had had a fight the night before, and Shellie went to stay at her father’s house.
Shellie also said that she still believes George’s version of the events, but wishes “to God the circumstances had been different.”
She admits that she lied during his bail hearing, saying, “I’ve made mistakes and I want to own them right now.” Shellie said she plans to do her community service with a Christian ministry.
She expressed her sorrow for the Martin family, too. “I can’t even begin to understand the grief a parent experiences when they lose a child,” she said.