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George Zimmerman’s wife files for divorce

ORLANDO, Fla. — George Zimmerman’s wife filed for divorce Thursday, less than two months after her husband was acquitted of murdering Trayvon Martin and a week after she pleaded guilty to perjury in his case.

Shellie Zimmerman made the decision because of ‘‘disappointment,’’ her attorney, Kelly Sims, wrote in an e-mail. The 26-year-old Zimmerman told ABC’s ‘‘Good Morning America’’ last week that she was having serious doubts about remaining married.

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The interview came just after she pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor perjury charge for lying during a bail hearing following her husband’s arrest about the couple’s finances. Her husband wasn’t in the courtroom as she was sentenced to a year’s probation and 100 hours of community service, even though she supported him during the trial.

Associated Press

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