Shellie Zimmerman's divorce demands: I want dogs and life insurance

  • Shellie Zimmerman says 'I have supported [George] for so long and neglected myself for too long'
  • She says George Zimmerman feels 'invincible' since he was acquitted of murder in the death of Trayvon Martin

By Ap and Daily Mail Reporter

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George Zimmerman's wife is asking that he pay for a permanent life insurance policy with her named as the beneficiary, according to a divorce petition made public Friday.

Shellie Zimmerman said in the petition that her husband should pay the premiums on the policy since he "has the financial ability to obtain such life insurance at reasonable rates. 'She also asked for custody of the couple's 2-year-old Rottweiler, Oso, and 8-year-old Leroy, a mixed-breed dog.' They have no children.

Shellie Zimmerman, 26, is seeking an equal distribution of their checking accounts, trusts, partnerships and any unknown assets, and asked that a judge prevent him from selling off any property. Among the unknown assets is any money George Zimmerman may get from a defamation lawsuit he has filed against NBC.

Scorned: Shellie Zimmerman says supporting her husband caused her to neglect herself

Scorned: Shellie Zimmerman says supporting her husband caused her to neglect herself

Invincible: Shellie Zimmerman says her husband feels invincible since he was acquitted of murder in Trayvon Martin's death

Invincible: Shellie Zimmerman says her husband feels invincible since he was acquitted of murder in Trayvon Martin's death

The couple, who have been married since November 2007, separated a month after Zimmerman was acquitted in July of any crime for fatally shooting 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in February 2012. The Zimmermans aren't living together as husband and wife, said the petition, which suggested Shellie may seek legal fees from her husband for the divorce.

'The marriage between the parties is irretrievably broken,' the petition said.

In an interview with ABC's Good Morning America that aired Friday, Zimmerman said her husband left her with "a bunch of pieces of broken glass" after the acquittal.

 

She said he only stayed in their house three or four nights since the trial ended and that they even tried counseling. But she moved out Aug. 13.

'I have a selfish husband and I think George is all about George,' she said.

Last week, Shellie Zimmerman pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor perjury charge for lying about the couple's finances during a bail hearing following her husband's arrest after Martin's shooting in Sanford, Fla.

George Zimmerman, 29, said he acted in self-defense when he killed Martin and the polarizing case opened up national discussions on self-defense laws and race. Martin was black. Zimmerman has a white father and Hispanic mother.

Support: Shellie Zimmerman says she supported her husband throughout his trial for killing Trayvon Martin

Support: Shellie Zimmerman says she supported her husband throughout his trial for killing Trayvon Martin

Shellie Zimmerman was sentenced to a year's probation and 100 hours of community service. Her husband did not attend the sentencing hearing in the Sanford courtroom.

'I stood by my husband through everything,' she told ABC, 'and I kind of feel like he left me with a bunch of pieces of broken glass that I'm supposed to now assemble and make a life.'

Shellie Zimmerman says her husband was verbally abusive toward her and that he has been making what she considers 'reckless decisions.' She didn't specify what those decisions were. "In my opinion, he feels more invincible" since his acquittal, she added.

She said the timing seems right to begin a new life.

'I have supported him for so long and neglected myself for too long,' Shellie Zimmerman said. 'And I feel like I'm finally starting to feel empowered again.'

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I thought she WAS the dog! lol

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I was still laughing at all the NRA members who sent him money to make his lawyer rich and now its come down to what he has left, his wife wants the dog and force of a life insurance policy. Saturday Night Live has never been this good. Maybe the NRA want to bail him out again on this one.

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Just sit back and watch it ALL...same as with Hannah Andersen case, time ALWAYS tells.

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Shellie Zimmerman says her husband was verbally abusive toward her and that he has been making what she considers 'reckless decisions.' She didn't specify what those decisions were. "In my opinion, he feels more invincible" since his acquittal, she added.-----------Oh, but I thought he was an angel (sarcasm). More info will come out-watch!

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I want the dogs, life insurance, and a rack of lamb.

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I'm sorry but she's asking for a lot, why should he have to meet all her stupid demands when she's left him?? Stupid selfish woman!!

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'I have a selfish husband and I think George is all about George,' she said.---------Glad she is starting to speak out about his personality. I imagine more will come out!!!!

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Let's learn the details of the divorces of Trayvon's father... and what happened with that "fiancé" that they were visiting, who disappeared after learning in the news that he was still married?

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If she were a smart girl....she would not say a word...take the high road.

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Curse Zimmerman only after your face has been pummeled and bloodied and your nose broken then feel the pain as your head repeatedly bounced off a hard concrete walk and with nobody close at hend to jump in and save you. Experience the pain and fear THEN criticize Zimmerman's actions. Even though a kind of support Zimmerman I still view the tragic affair as two idiots meeting and then acting idiotically. There were no winners in that event, only losers. Yes, one loser survived but I can not envision his life as being nearly as pleasant if the two idiots had never met.

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