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George Zimmerman’s wife speaks of strain

SANFORD, Fla. — George Zimmerman’s wife says she’s going to have to ‘‘think about’’ whether she stays married to him.

Shellie Zimmerman made the comments to ABC in an interview aired Thursday on ‘‘Good Morning America.’’ She pleaded guilty Wednesday 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.

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Her husband, who was acquitted on second-degree murder charges in July, wasn’t in the courtroom Wednesday as she was sentenced to a year’s probation and 100 hours of community service — although she had supported him and even lied about their finances.

‘‘She was scared,’’ her attorney, Kelly Sims, said after Wednesday’s hearing. ‘‘Her husband was locked up. She didn’t know what was going on. So, she stood by her man, like Tammy Wynette says.’’

Shellie Zimmerman told ABC, ‘‘I always want my husband’s support.’’

Asked if she and George Zimmerman are still together, Shellie Zimmerman said, ‘‘I’m not going to answer that.’’

She added that she ‘‘wants to have children and stay married.’’

‘‘With George?’’ the interviewer asked.

‘‘That’s something I’m going to have to think about,’’ Shellie Zimmerman replied.

In the interview, she also revealed that she wasn’t at their home the night of the teen’s controversial shooting because she had had a fight with her husband.

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