The wife of George Zimmerman pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor perjury charge on Wednesday and was sentenced to a year's probation and 100 hours of community service.
Shellie Zimmerman, the wife of the neighborhood watch volunteer who was acquitted in the fatal shooting of teenager Trayvon Martin, pleaded guilty to lying during a bail hearing after her husband's arrest, the Associated Press reported.
George Zimmerman and wife Shellie during his murder trial in June 2013. (Getty Images)
She was charged with perjury after prosecutors said she misled a judge about how much money she and her husband had available to pay her husband's bond.
According to the AP, court records show that days before George Zimmerman's bond hearing in June 2012, Shellie Zimmerman transferred a total of $74,000 from her husband's account to hers. Records also show $47,000 was transferred from his account to his sister's.
Days after George Zimmerman was then released on bond, Shellie Zimmerman transferred $85,500 back into his account.
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