ORLANDO, Fla. -- The wife of the neighborhood watch volunteer who killed Trayvon Martin has been accused of lying to a judge about the couple's finances as they sought his release on bond, leading to a felony charge against her.
Earlier this month, the judge said in a sharply worded ruling that George Zimmerman and his wife had lied about how much money they had at a hearing that resulted in his release on $150,000 bond. He's now back in jail after the judge revoked the bond.
On Tuesday, 25-year-old Shellie Zimmerman was charged with perjury, a third-degree felony punishable by up to five years in prison and a $5,000 fine. She was released on bond herself.
Her husband has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder in the teen's slaying.
By KYLE HIGHTOWER, Associated Press
The Associated Press