Time for a new sidebar post. We have the Zimmerman divorce, The Milke case, and I believe Aaron Rodriguez has a court date tomorrow. Use the comments to keep us caught up on the latest courtroom drama. UPDATE UNDER THE CUT!
Shellie Zimmerman has filed for divorce. Last month she pled guilty to perjury for lying about the couple’s finances during George’s bail hearing. She appeared in court without her husband and said in an interview with ABC that she felt very much alone without him in the courtroom. She was sentenced to 100 hours of community service and one year probation for her perjury. During the interview said she would have to think about whether she would stay married to George. It seems that she has decided to forward with a divorce and his lack of support during her case was the final straw.
Shelly told ABC ,”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.” She said she believes her husband’s story that he shot and killed Martin in self defense, and said the most hurtful thing she experienced was hearing that he was a “murderer or some sort of racist.”
UPDATE: According to TMZ,” According to divorce docs that will soon be filed by Shellie Zimmerman, she claims she’s getting $4,300 a month in living expenses from the Zimmerman Legal Defense Fund. The couple separated August 13th. In the unfiled papers … Shellie says she wants custody of Oso, a 2-year-old, 120 lb Rottweiler, and Leroy, an 8-year-old, 20 lb “Heinz 57″ — aka a mutt.
In other court news:
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals overturned Debra Milke’s conviction for murdering her four year old child after 22 yearson death row . The court found that prosecutors had not turned over evidence of misconduct by a police detective who testified that Milke confessed to him in a private interrogation room. She is expected to be released on $250,000 pending appeal. Story here.