(CBS/AP) Shellie Zimmerman, the wife of neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman who is accused in the shooting death of unarmed Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, was arrested Tuesday for perjury.
According to a press release, the Seminole County Sheriff's Office was contacted by investigators with the Office of State Attorney Angela Corey, 4th Judicial Circuit, who advised a warrant had been issued for the 25-year-old woman.
Shellie Zimmerman is accused of lying to a judge about the couple's finances during her husband's bond hearing and faces one count of perjury.
Deputies arrested Zimmerman around 3:30 p.m. and booked her on one count of perjury at the John E. Polk Correctional Facility, the press release said. She posted a $1,000 bond and was released .
George Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder for fatally shooting 17-year-old Martin during a confrontation in a Sanford, Fla., gated community where Zimmerman lived. He's pleaded not guilty, claiming self-defense. Zimmerman is currently in jail awaiting trial.
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide detailed information.