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George Zimmerman Divorce: Why Did Wife File For Separation Now?
The Latin Times ^ | September 5, 2013 | Megan Taros

Posted on 09/05/2013 9:28:20 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Not long after a Florida jury acquitted George Zimmerman in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, his wife Shellie has filed for divorce. Attorneys said Thursday that she has not filed the paperwork yet, but will be in the coming days. She told ABC News in an interview a few days prior the divorce was on the table for she and her husband. The 26-year-old pleaded guilty to perjury last month when she lied about their family income when she was bailing her husband, 29, out of jail the night of the shooting. She appeared in court without him, and told reporter Christi O'Connor that she felt "very much alone" in the courtroom. She said she would have to think of it when asked if she would consider staying married to George.

"I think we have been pretty much like gypsies...We've lived in a 20-foot trailer in the woods, scared every night that someone was going to find us and that we'd be out in the woods alone and that it would be horrific," Shellie said of the couple's life during and after the case. She and her husband were reportedly the victim of many death threats, which caused them to go into hiding and living with security guards for their protection. She said she believed her husband's story and was hurt by the allegations that he was a murderer and a racist. The couple was allegedly experiencing marital problems before the trial. Shellie must serve 100 hours of community service and one year of probation for perjury. Her husband was also in the news this week when he was pulled over for speeding for the second time since the trial ended nearly two months ago.

George Zimmerman was accused of second-degree murder when he shot Martin in a gated community, where Zimmerman served as a neighborhood watchman. He accosted Martin for behaving suspiciously. Zimmerman told prosecutors that Martin retaliated by hitting him in the face and slamming his head into the concrete, at which time he pulled out a gun and shot the teenager in self defense. The ruling caused a nation outcry. Zimmerman has been in the news multiple times since the verdict, once for allegedly helping a family out of an overturned vehicle, and twice for speeding. There was a firearm in his car the first time he was pulled over.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: divorce; railroaded; trayvon; zimmerman
Ain't journalism hard to watch?
1 posted on 09/05/2013 9:28:20 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They should move to Peru. Start over again.


2 posted on 09/05/2013 9:32:18 PM PDT by Ceausescu (In my country we appreciate free speech, down to the last bullet.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
He accosted Martin for behaving suspiciously.

Still spinning -- pathetic.

3 posted on 09/05/2013 9:37:03 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
He accosted Martin for behaving suspiciously.

This isn't true is it? It was my understanding that Martin assaulted Zimmerman, not the other way around.

Any physical contact by Zimmerman on Martin would be assault.

Am I missing something here? I know some folks followed this a lot closer than I did. Am I wrong here?

4 posted on 09/05/2013 9:38:44 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (This post coming to you today from behind the Camelskin Curtain. Not the Iron or Bamboo Curtain...)
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To: DoughtyOne

The problem has been the focus on irrelevant arguments – some of which are actually unsupported by the evidence.

1. ‘George Zimmerman (GZ) racially profiled Trayvon Martin (TM)’ There is no evidence of this.

2. ‘GZ disobeyed an order by the police’ * The civilian dispatcher, Sean Noffke, testified that he did not give GZ an order and, in fact, he, like his fellow dispatchers, are trained not make comments that sound like commands. * Noffke also testified under cross that, as a result of his asking GZ which way TM was going, GZ could have reasonably interpreted this as being asked to follow Martin. * It is also not a crime in Florida to disregard a comment made by a civilian dispatcher.

3. ‘GZ got out of his car’ Not a crime on public property and not negligent either.

4. ‘GZ followed TM’ Again, anyone can follow anyone on a public street unless the followee has obtained a restraining order against the follower and even there, the RS only places time, place, and manner restrictions on the person enjoined.

5. ‘GZ wasn’t really injured’ * Under Florida’s self-defense laws, one doesn’t have to be injured AT ALL to use deadly force * No one is required to refrain from defending himself while another is engaged in or attempting to commit a felony.

6. ‘TM is dead through no fault of his own’ * If you believe that TM assaulted GZ, then he IS dead as a result of his own actions.

7. ‘GZ could have left’ * Under Florida law, there is not a duty to withdraw rather than use deadly force * TM was straddling GZ so how the latter was supposed to leave the scene is unanswered.

8. ‘GZ was armed and TM wasn’t’ * One’s fists can be considered weapons and can result in severe bodily harm or death. * GZ was legally carrying a weapon * There is no requirement under the law that the same weapon be used by the assailant * A homeowner can kill an intruder whether or not he has been threatened * Those that attack cannot feign surprise if they are met with superior firepower.

9. ‘Stand Your Ground!’ * SYG is NOT at issue in this trial. * The defense is a classic self-defense case.

10. ‘Black men NEVER get to use SYG!’ * Wrong http://tinyurl.com/nboht35

11. ‘GZ is a man and TM was a boy!’ * As if ‘boys’ don’t commit murder, rape, and assault everyday in this country.


5 posted on 09/05/2013 9:42:50 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I aim to raise a million plus for Gov. Palin. What'll you do?.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

because she didn’t want to be married any mor?


6 posted on 09/05/2013 9:43:43 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I appreciate the response, and there are a lot of details in there.

Unless I missed it, there is no direct addressing of Zimmerman assaulting Martin.

Zimmerman did not walk up to Martin and physically try to restrain him or assault him.

Isn’t that true?


7 posted on 09/05/2013 9:50:32 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (This post coming to you today from behind the Camelskin Curtain. Not the Iron or Bamboo Curtain...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Her husband was also in the news this week when he was pulled over for speeding for the second time since the trial ended nearly two months ago.
SEE? SEE? GZ drives too fast. This proves he's a, ahem RACEist!
8 posted on 09/05/2013 9:51:30 PM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: DoughtyOne

As far as what came out in the trial, it seems that that never happened. I’m sure you’d get a different response from Sybrina Fulton, Al Sharpton, Benjamin Crump or 99% of the media and academia.


9 posted on 09/05/2013 9:54:14 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I aim to raise a million plus for Gov. Palin. What'll you do?.)
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To: DoughtyOne

>>Zimmerman did not walk up to Martin and physically try to restrain him or assault him.

Isn’t that true?<<

Of course it’s true, but the press has bought in to the Big Lie.


10 posted on 09/05/2013 9:57:24 PM PDT by KAESNO2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

My assumption - she’s a decent woman who did not want to bail on her husband during his time of crisis even though the marriage was already in trouble - she knew how the media would spin such a thing.

Now, she and he, are entitled to live their lives in privacy and she is more than entitled to do what she needs to do for herself.


11 posted on 09/05/2013 10:03:43 PM PDT by naturalman1975 ("America was under attack. Australia was immediately there to help." - John Winston Howard)
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12 posted on 09/05/2013 10:11:03 PM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: naturalman1975

Well said.


13 posted on 09/05/2013 11:18:28 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Latin Times? WTH?


14 posted on 09/06/2013 12:14:08 AM PDT by iowamark (I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy)
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To: iowamark

Printed in The Vatican?


15 posted on 09/06/2013 2:01:18 AM PDT by Misterioso (Was born an atheist 76 years ago and haven't changed my mind.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why is this something I need to know about? How will this information add to my personal database for decision-making? Why is this news? This is none of our business.


16 posted on 09/06/2013 4:48:28 AM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag (When will those PAYING for Obamacare be exempted?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If I were under threat of a civil suit, I might very well get a divorce and lose all my assets to my wife.

Hell, I’ve been married 27 glorious years and have thought about divorcing and losing all my assets to my wife, whom I would still live with until the day I die, so I can put an Obama sticker on my bumper, make $60K a year to fish, get free healthacre and talk on my free Obama phone.

Of course, she may kick my butt out.. Hmmm.


17 posted on 09/06/2013 4:55:04 AM PDT by IamConservative (The soul of my lifes journey is Liberty!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’ve done my best to try to avoid this post trial marital squabble story but then to my surprise her lawyer announces the divorce papers to ABC and then she appears this morning again on ABC, the network that caused them to live in a 20 foot trailer.

I’m losing my patience with Shellie.


18 posted on 09/06/2013 5:50:59 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Ceausescu
They should move to Peru. Start over again.

"Hey honey! I have a great idea. Let's move to a third world South American cesspool and start over. That's sure to save our marriage."

Yeah. That'll work.

19 posted on 09/06/2013 5:57:37 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: ElkGroveDan
Still spinning -- pathetic.

If that statement isn't true then did Zimmerman follow Martin for no reason at all?

20 posted on 09/06/2013 5:58:25 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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Hell, I’ve been married 27 glorious years and have thought about divorcing and losing all my assets to my wife...

My folks have been married for almost 45 years and my dad is fond of saying that in all that time divorce has never once crossed his mind. Homicide, yes. But never divorce.

21 posted on 09/06/2013 6:02:24 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: IamConservative

Perversely sensible due to stupid liability laws. I know a couple who won’t marry because he’s starting a business; she owns all their personal assets, he has nothing to lose if the business fails.


22 posted on 09/06/2013 6:11:03 AM PDT by ctdonath2 (Making good people helpless doesn't make bad people harmless.)
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To: ctdonath2

Given their financial and legal situation, a divorce is a smart decision, as long as he gets visitation rights for his dog.


23 posted on 09/06/2013 6:46:53 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: naturalman1975

I agree.


24 posted on 09/06/2013 7:07:27 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (SWAT stands for Storing Weapons for patriots to Attack Tyranny.)
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To: DoodleDawg
If that statement isn't true then did Zimmerman follow Martin for no reason at all?

Zimmerman got out of his car to find an exact address to give to the police dispatcher.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PX1sxARNq_c

25 posted on 09/06/2013 7:41:50 AM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: Uncle Chip

She’s still young. Allow her to make her own mistakes in life the same way we did.


26 posted on 09/06/2013 12:13:21 PM PDT by B4Ranch (AGENDA: Grinding America Down ----- http://vimeo.com/63749370)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Oh, let me think... Because the media and race pimps have made the Zimmermans’ lives a living hell?


27 posted on 09/06/2013 12:26:56 PM PDT by MayflowerMadam ("A hyphenated American is not an American at all." Teddy Roosevelt)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Why Did Wife File For Separation Now?

I don't know why, but I suspect you people in the media are a big reason because you like to ruin people's lives.

28 posted on 09/06/2013 12:28:56 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (Abortion - legalized murder for convenience)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Why Did Wife File For Separation Now?

29 posted on 09/06/2013 12:34:52 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She will write a book and set him up for money.


30 posted on 09/08/2013 10:22:35 AM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Why did the wife file for divorce?

So she can cash in at his expense at the Great American Divorce Lottery! Yay, for women's lib!

Hey men! Ready to play the "fun" game of the American marriage-divorce cycle?

31 posted on 09/27/2013 4:01:31 PM PDT by R7 Rocket (The Cathedral is Sovereign, you're not. Unfortunately, the Cathedral is crazy.)
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