George Zimmerman’s wife Shellie has reportedly filed to end the couple’s six year marriage.
From ABC News:
George Zimmerman’s wife Shellie has filed for divorce less than two months after he was acquitted of murder in the death of teenager Trayvon Martin.
She filed the paper work just days after she said in an interviewed aired exclusively on ABC News that the ordeal of the trial had put a strain on their marriage.
The petition says the couple, married in 2007, “separated on Aug. 13, 2013 and are not presently cohabiting as husband and wife. The marriage between the parties is irretrievably broken.” They have no children.
Shellie Zimmerman has asked for “equitable distribution” of their assets as well as their debts. She also seeks sole custody of their two dogs, a Rottweiler named Oso and a smaller dog named Leroy.
She filed for divorce today in Seminole County, Fla.
Shawn Vincent, a spokesman for George Zimmerman’s legal team, said there would be no comment.
The Associated Press reports that Shellie Zimmerman came to her decision about the divorce because of “disappointment.”
Shellie Zimmerman made the decision because of “disappointment,” her attorney, Kelly Sims, wrote Thursday in a short email to The Associated Press. The 26-year-old Zimmerman told ABC’s “Good Morning America” last week that she was having serious doubts about remaining married.
The interview came just after she pleaded 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. Her husband, who was acquitted on second-degree murder and other charges in July, wasn’t in the Sanford, Fla., courtroom as she was sentenced to a year’s probation and 100 hours of community service — even though she supported him and lied about their finances.
And in a slightly longer statement to the Orlando Sentinel, attorney Kelly Sims said, “After much soul searching and recent disappointments, Shellie feels compelled to officially end her six-year marriage to George Michael Zimmerman.” The Orlando Sentinel reports that it was provided a copy of the paperwork and Shellie Zimmerman’s financial affidavit by Sims.
Jeff Weiner, courts reporter for the Orlando Sentinel, tweeted a copy of the petition for divorce.
— Jeff Weiner (@JeffWeinerOS) September 5, 2013
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