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George Zimmerman’s wife prepares divorce filing

ORLANDO, Fla. – George Zimmerman’s wife is preparing to file for divorce, her defense lawyer confirmed Thursday, less than 2 months after the former Neighborhood Watch volunteer was acquitted of murder in the shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

Shellie Zimmerman’s attorney, Kelly Sims, told the Orlando Sentinel Thursday afternoon that he was still preparing a petition but had not yet filed it.

“After much soul searching and recent disappointments, Shellie feels compelled to officially end her 6-year marriage to George Michael Zimmerman,” Sims said.

The Seminole County Clerk of Courts confirmed that the couple’s divorce paperwork had not yet been received.

The news comes a week after Shellie Zimmerman revealed new details about their strained relationship in a TV interview.

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