Wife says George Zimmerman has unraveled since trial

George Zimmerman answers questions from a Seminole circuit judge as public defender Daniel Megaro listens, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, in Sanford, Fla. during a first-appearance hearing on charges including aggravated assault stemming from a fight with his girlfriend.  (AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Joe Burbank, Pool)

George Zimmerman answers questions from a Seminole circuit judge as public defender Daniel Megaro listens, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, in Sanford, Fla. during a first-appearance hearing on charges including aggravated assault stemming from a fight with his girlfriend. (AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Joe Burbank, Pool)

FILE - In this Monday, June 24, 2013 file photo, George Zimmerman, left, arrives in Seminole circuit court with his wife, Shellie, on the 11th day of his trial, in Sanford, Fla. George Zimmerman's wife filed for divorce Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013 less than two months after her husband was acquitted of murdering Trayvon Martin and a week after she pleaded guilty to perjury in his case. (AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Joe Burbank, Pool, File)

FILE - In this Monday, June 24, 2013 file photo, George Zimmerman, left, arrives in Seminole circuit court with his wife, Shellie, on the 11th day of his trial, in Sanford, Fla. George Zimmerman's wife filed for divorce Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013 less than two months after her husband was acquitted of murdering Trayvon Martin and a week after she pleaded guilty to perjury in his case. (AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Joe Burbank, Pool, File)

— The estranged wife of George Zimmerman says she thinks her husband has unraveled since he was acquitted in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin.

Shellie Zimmerman said Katie Couric's show "Katie" on Thursday that after his murder trial, he had become unpredictable and "a pacing lion."

Shellie Zimmerman says she doesn't think her husband intended to kill the 17-year-old Martin. He said he fired his gun in self-defense. Martin was an unarmed black teenager and his death set off protests nationwide by people who believed he was racially profiled by Zimmerman. Shellie Zimmerman said she did not think her estranged husband is racist.

Since his trial, Zimmerman has had several brushes with the law, including an arrest this week on charges that he threatened his girlfriend with a gun.

  • Discuss
  • Print

Comments » 0

Be the first to post a comment!

Share your thoughts

Comments are the sole responsibility of the person posting them. You agree not to post comments that are off topic, defamatory, obscene, abusive, threatening or an invasion of privacy. Violators may be banned. Click here for our full user agreement.

Comments can be shared on Facebook and Yahoo!. Add both options by connecting your profiles.

Features