George Zimmerman countersues wife in divorce case

George Zimmerman and his wife, Shellie, during his trial for the shooting death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin, in which Zimmerman was ultimately acquitted. AP Photo

ORLANDO, Fla. - George Zimmerman has filed a countersuit against his wife in their on-going divorce proceeding.

He also is asking a judge to set aside a judgment in favor of his wife that the court awarded because he didn't answer her lawsuit.

Shellie Zimmerman filed for divorce in September and served him with papers while he was in jail on a since-dropped domestic violence case involving a former girlfriend. He says the papers became lost in jail and he was unable to respond until now.

The countersuit asks that any personal property distribution be decided by the court, and that he and Shellie Zimmerman share in any debt incurred during their marriage.

Zimmerman, a former neighborhood watch volunteer, was acquitted last year in the 2012 shooting of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin.

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