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The wife of Trayvon Martin's shooter is to be arraigned next week in Florida on one count of perjury after a judge said she lied about her and husband George Zimmerman's finances at a bond hearing.
Shellie Zimmerman’s arraignment is scheduled for Tuesday. She was arrested and charged June 12 and released the same day after posting bond. Her appearance notice does not list an attorney.
She is not expected to appear at her arraignment, the spokeswoman for the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit said Wednesday.
George Zimmerman, 28, has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder in the shooting of Martin, 17, of Miami Gardens. He claims he acted in self-defense.
Martin’s mother, Sybrina Fulton, told reporters Wednesday that she is mentally prepared to handle whatever verdict or sentence is handed down to the shooter, even an exoneration. She made the statement after she and Martin’s father tearfully addressed a town hall on violence and racial healing in Cincinnati.
The couple talked mostly about their grief and the importance of preventing similar shootings.
Zimmerman was initially granted $150,000 bond and released.
The judge in his case revoked that bond last month after state attorneys argued that both Zimmerman and his wife had lied about money raised from a website. George Zimmerman has since been freed again on a new $1 million bond.