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George Zimmerman's Wife Admits to Perjury

Will avoid a felony charge because of the plea

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The wife of George Zimmerman, the Florida man acquitted in the death of Trayvon Martin, pleaded guilty today to perjury charges and apologized for her lie saying "the truth will set you free."

The plea deal allows Shellie Zimmerman to avoid a felony charge.

George Zimmerman was not present during today's proceedings as Judge Marlene Alva asked Shellie Zimmerman if she understood what she was pleading to.

"Yes, your honor," she responded as Alva asked her several questions about the agreement.