George Zimmerman's Wife Files for Divorce

Shellie Zimmerman's lawyer confirmed Thursday that Shellie was filing for divorce from her husband of six years.

Thursday, Sep 5, 2013  |  Updated 3:22 PM PDT
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George Zimmerman's Wife Files for Divorce

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Shellie Zimmerman listens in during jury selection in Seminole Circuit Court on the fourth day of her husband George Zimmerman's trial June 13, 2013 in Sanford, Florida.

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George Zimmerman's wife filed divorce papers electronically in a Florida court Thursday, her lawyer told NBC News.

"The documents have been received by the Seminole County clerks," attorney Kelly Sims said in an e-mail.

The filing comes a week after Shellie Zimmerman pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor perjury charge for lying during a bail hearing after her husband's arrest in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin of Miami Gardens.

Her husband of six years wasn't in court with her last week as she was sentenced to a year's probation and 100 hours of community service.

George Zimmerman was acquitted of second-degree murder and manslaughter charges in July.

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