Appearing on the Today Show, George Zimmerman’s wife told Matt Lauer that’s she’s unsure what happened on the night her husband fatally shot unarmed teen Trayvon Martin.
“This person that I’m married to that I’m divorcing, I’ve kind of realized now that I don’t know him,” Shellie Zimmerman told Matt Lauer on Thursday. “And I really don’t know what he’s capable of.”
She says at this point, she can’t be certain whether her estranged husband acted in self-defense.
“I’m conflicted on that,” she said. “I believe the evidence, but this revelation in my life has really helped me to take the blinders off.” She continued discussing her doubts about her husband’s story about what happened on the night Trayvon Martin was fatally shot.
“I think anyone would doubt that,” Shellie Zimmerman said.
When asked about how she’s been treated by George Zimmerman since the acquittal, Shellie said her husband tossed her aside after the trial.
“He just kind of treated me like I was disposable,” Shellie Zimmerman said. “He went on a victory tour without me.”
Shellie Zimmerman says she should have pressed charges after her husband allegedly punched her father on September 9.
“In hindsight, I should have pressed charges,” Shellie Zimmerman said.
She says that although she didn’t see her husband with a gun, she felt threatened because he kept reaching for his holster and saying “step closer.”
“I absolutely stand by my story,” she said. “He had a look in his eyes I’ve never seen before.”
Shellie said she didn’t want to press charges partly because she was afraid of what would happen to her since she’s on probation. She didn’t want George Zimmerman to accuse her of being the aggressor and end up violating her probation.