August 29th, 2013
01:31 PM ET

Shellie Zimmerman Says Her Marriage is Strained

In a new interview with ABC's "Good Morning America," George Zimmerman's wife Shellie says the couple still receives death threats and implies her marriage is strained.

This new information comes a day after she pleads guilty to perjury for lying about the couple's finances last year in a Sanford, Florida, court, CNN's Chris Cuomo reports.

When asked if she wants to stay married and have children with George, Shellie replies, "That's something I'm going to have to think about."

George's spouse also spoke to how the couple has lived in fear.

"We have been pretty much gypsies for the past year and a half, " she says. "We lived in a 20 ft. trailer in the woods, scared every night that someone was going to find us and that it would be horrific.

CNN's Senior Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin says he has more sympathy for the Martin family, whose son Trayvon was killed by Zimmerman, than the couple.

Toobin also discusses the perjury charge and says of Shellie:

"She got caught up in the whole situation because when he was about to be released on bail, she was asked about his assets and they had actually conspired with each other to cover up the fact that he had about $100,000 in contributions."

HLN Legal Analyst Joey Jackson also weighs in on the consequences of Shellie's admission of guilt.

"It started out as a felony but based on her life and wanting to become a nurse, they said let's be reasonable, we'll give her the misdemeanor and probation. She's on probation for a year and is allowed to persue her nursing degree.  She also has to do 100 hours of community service."


The show reached out to George Zimmerman's attorney for comment but we haven't heard back yet.

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