MIAMI - Shellie Zimmerman said Thursday that a recent spat with her estranged husband, George Zimmerman, has left her with doubts about him and conflicted over what happened the night he shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.
She spoke with NBC's TODAY in her first interview since the couple's row at a family home in Florida Sept. 9.
She had told police in a 911 call that her husband had threatened her with a gun and had punched her father in the nose.
"This person that I'm married to that I'm divorcing, I've kind of realized now that I don't know him," the 26-year-old Zimmerman told Today's Matt Lauer. "And I really don't know what he's capable of."
Although she declined to file charges over the clash, she said it has made her reconsider what happened the night her husband, a neighborhood watch volunteer, fatally shot the unarmed teen.
"I'm conflicted on that," she said. "I believe the evidence, but this revelation in my life has really helped me to take the blinders off."
George Zimmerman, 29, was acquitted by a Florida jury in July of charges of second-degree murder and manslaughter for the 2012 killing of Martin, who was walking through the gated community to his father's house. Zimmerman had argued that he shot Martin in self-defense.
Shellie Zimmerman stopped short, however, of claiming that the African-American teenager was racially profiled.
"I have doubts, but I also believe the evidence," she said. "I respect the jury's decision ... He did not profile Trayvon Martin."
She also told TODAY that her marriage began to fall apart after the trial.
"(George) just kind of treated me like I was disposable," she said. "After standing by him, he kind of left. And I guess he kind of went on a victory tour without me."
"And I thought I was living a life with him and that we were going to kind of rebuild after all of this and he had other plans for me."
Shellie Zimmerman is on probation for a misdemeanor perjury charge after admitting to lying at her husband's bail hearing.
Her lawyer said divorce papers have been filed, but not yet served because George Zimmerman's whereabouts are unknown.
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