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Shellie Zimmerman’s Perjury Trial Postponed

Shellie Zimmerman’s Perjury Trial Postponed

Shellie Zimmerman, wife of George Zimmerman, was scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday, for a hearing on perjury charges brought against her in connection with her husband’s recent murder trial.

This hearing has been postponed.

In place of the trial, a status conference on her upcoming has been scheduled for next week.  There is no new trial date yet.

Shellie Zimmerman, wife of George Zimmerman, charged with perjury

Shellie Zimmerman, wife of George Zimmerman, charged with perjury

Professor Jacobson has previously covered in detail the very weak basis for this perjury charge, here:

Next up: Florida v. Shellie Zimmerman

and here:

Perjury charge against Shellie Zimmerman raises more questions of prosecutorial overreaching (Update: Prosecution misleadingly edited transcript)

As one might expect, the Professor hit all the key points in his previous posts, so I won’t repeat the analysis here–click the links above to learn all you need to know on the matter.

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Prosecutorial Zeal does not a case make.

How Kafkaesque. Maybe the State wants to stretch out duration of the mental anguish for as long as possible?

May the fleas from a thousand camels infest Angela Corey’s underwear. Thanks Johnny.

theduchessofkitty | August 22, 2013 at 5:53 pm

This shouldn’t even be happening.

It seems their logic is, if they can’t get the guy in jail, let’s get his wife, anyway. Bastards.

The state of florida is practicing on a ham sandwich right now.

Also, since George Zimmerman was acquitted by the jurors, who found him NOT GUILTY … there’s no reason the judge could “superimpose” a bail hearing right now. (And, the state based it’s charges of perjury against Shellie as a FEAR TACTIC to terrify the Zimmerman’s.)

I’m sure Don West and Mark O’Mara had to calm everyone down. Mark O’Mara actually took over the defense fund to make it impregnable to state “forfeiture.”

You didn’t know the judge was trying to go after the money?

The state sure waited long enough to “change their minds” about the upcoming trial, ya know? It was “set” for yesterday.

I guess now the state is gonna have to lose a lot of paperwork?

Google is so interesting. I plugged in “status conference’ and discovered that if the state (the “plantiff”) does not show up for this thing … the case gets dismissed.

Your guess is as good as mine. But perhaps BDLR goes on a cruise (from a floridian port) as in unavailable to “appear.”

Which would make this case “disappear.”

Of course, then we’d need Dr. Bao. Who could report “he was there” at the autopsy. But he doesn’t remember a thing.

MouseTheLuckyDog | August 22, 2013 at 6:26 pm

Does anyone know what the extra post trial motions for George Zimmerman are?

I understand some — bond dischare, reciept of released evidence as routine bookkeeping, but “motion to rehear probable cause”, motion to “transfer to miami-dade”, “motion to reinstate and continuance against above” among others seem strange to me. As well as a post trial amici.

    the motions filed on august 8 are all bogus motions filed by some sex offender nut who thinks he can get a retrial. they have no factual basis and will be thrown out.

MouseTheLuckyDog | August 22, 2013 at 6:31 pm


Sounds like Corey and Guy won’t be trying this. Or did they leace routine matters for the peons?

Doesn’t Shellie Zimmerman have rights to a speedy trial?

Per Google “docket sounding” … is the last chance for the judge to “do something.” Or other.

You know, while George Zimmerman’s trial was ongoing … lots of strangers donated money. IF the “quibble” is over $200,000 that was supposed to be inside the FUND to be used in Zimmerman’s defense … AND, Shellie said “she didn’t know the up-to-amount … But George’s brother Robert did … HOW COME THE JUDGE SIGNED OFF ON THE PURJURY?

Aren’t JUDGES held to account?

Not just the prosecutors? Or are they (still) free to indict a ham sandwich?

Why do people bother to go to law school? Aren’t all our laws being tossed out the window by the secret FISA court?

You mean you haven’t been informed? Well, it’s secret.

Simple question: who asked for the postponement, prosecutors or defense? And why?

“In place of the trial, a status conference on her upcoming has been scheduled for next week.”

Why not call it was it is – the entire Zimmerman affair has been a MEDIA event more than a judicial hearing fro the beginning.

    healthguyfsu in reply to Dr P. | August 25, 2013 at 11:54 pm

    It was a placating event…to quiet the loud, uninformed idiocracy caucus by confusing them with big words and evidentiary facts.

      healthguyfsu in reply to healthguyfsu. | August 25, 2013 at 11:55 pm

      Your honor I object…Mr. West must learn Haitian Creole poorly structured sentences in order to address our witness.

      He’s also only allowed to ask her questions that we have tampered her statements in preparation for. We handed her a crib sheet but it was written in cursive so we request a continuance.