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George Zimmerman's wife, Shellie, arrested on perjury charge

Prosecutors accused her of lying to the court during a bond hearing for her husband in April.

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George Zimmerman's wife, Shellie, was arrested on one count of perjury Tuesday for allegedly lying to the court about her husband's finances.

Deputies arrested Shellie Zimmerman, 25, on a warrant at about 3:30 p.m. ET. She was being held at the John E. Polk Correctional Facility on $1,000 bond, MSNBC reported.

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An order issued by Assistant State Attorney John Guy charged the wife of Trayvon Martin's shooter with knowingly making false statements during her husband's April bond hearing, The Associated Press reported.

George Zimmerman has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder in the February shooting of the unarmed Florida teen. He was granted $150,000 bond at that hearing and released, according to the AP.

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The judge revoked Zimmerman's bond earlier this month after learning that the couple had lied to the court about their finances, and had more money than they had revealed.

According to a probable cause affidavit, financial records showed that Shellie Zimmerman transferred more than $74,000 from her husband's bank account to hers, Central Florida News 13 reported.

Investigators said they heard George and Shellie discussing their finances and transferring money during recorded phone calls while he was in jail, according to the TV station.

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