ORLANDO, Fla. — Shellie Zimmerman said on national television Thursday that her husband snubbed her after he was acquitted of murdering 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in July.
“He just kind of treated me like I was disposable,” Shellie Zimmerman said on the “Today” show. “He went on a victory tour without me.”
Shellie Zimmerman appeared with her attorney, Kelly Sims, discussing the trial, her divorce and the domestic dispute that erupted Sept. 9 when she called 911 and told police George Zimmerman was threatening her and punched her father.
“In hindsight, I should have pressed charges,” Shellie Zimmerman said.
She told Matt Lauer that she didn’t see a gun but felt threatened after George Zimmerman kept gesturing toward a holster on his hip and saying “step closer.”
“I absolutely stand by my story,” Shellie Zimmerman said. “He had a look in his eyes I’ve never seen before.”
Despite standing by her story, Shellie Zimmerman said she didn’t press charges because police made it very clear to her that if she did they would all be going to jail that day but she would be the only one staying in jail.
That’s because Shellie Zimmerman is serving a year of probation after taking a plea deal in a perjury case.
Her perjury has led to a “credibility issue” with the public, she told Lauer.
Shellie Zimmerman also told the “Today” host she has doubts about what happened when her husband shot Martin.
“I think anyone would doubt that,” Shellie Zimmerman said. “I don’t know the person I’ve been married to.”
Still, she said she does not think George Zimmerman profiled Martin.