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Shellie Zimmerman, George Zimmerman's wife, says she has to "think about" staying married in interview

Shellie Zimmerman is seen June 12, 2012, in this picture released by the Seminole County Sheriff's Office. CBS/AP Photo/Seminole County Sheriff's Office

Shellie Zimmerman is seen June 12, 2012, in this picture released by the Seminole County Sheriff's Office.
Shellie Zimmerman is seen June 12, 2012, in this picture released by the Seminole County Sheriff's Office.
CBS/AP Photo/Seminole County Sheriff's Office

(CBS/AP) SANFORD, Fla. - George Zimmerman's wife says she's going to have to "think about" whether she stays married to him.

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Shellie Zimmerman made the comments to ABC on Wednesday after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor perjury charge for lying during a bail hearing following her husband's arrest for the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in February 2012.

She also said she wasn't home the night of the shooting because she'd had a fight with her husband.

She says the couple lived "like gypsies" in the months after George Zimmerman was released on bail, spending nights in a 20-foot trailer deep in the woods.

Her husband wasn't in court with her as she was sentenced to a year's probation and 100 hours of community service.

George Zimmerman, 29, was acquitted in July on second-degree murder charges in Martin's death. He claimed he shot in self-defense after the 17-year-old attacked him.

A delay in Zimmerman's arrest prompted protests nationwide, with some claiming Zimmerman racially profiled Martin. The high-profile trial drew the national and international spotlight.

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  • Iris Carreras

    Iris Carreras covers crime for CBSNews.com

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