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Wife Says Zimmerman Unraveled Since Trial

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SANFORD, FL - JUNE 24: George Zimmerman arrives with his wife Shellie, on the 11th day of his trial in Seminole circuit court June 24, 2013 in Sanford, Florida. Today prosecutors began with their opening statements. Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder for the February 2012 shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.  (Photo by Joe Burbank-Pool/Getty Images)

SANFORD, FL – JUNE 24: George Zimmerman arrives with his wife Shellie, on the 11th day of his trial in Seminole circuit court June 24, 2013 in Sanford, Florida. Today prosecutors began with their opening statements. Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder for the February 2012 shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. (Photo by Joe Burbank-Pool/Getty Images)

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ORLANDO (CBSMiami/AP) —  George Zimmerman’s estranged wife believes her husband unraveled since he was acquitted in the fatal shooting  of Miami Gardens teen,Trayvon Martin earlier this year .

Shellie Zimmerman said Katie Couric’s show “Katie” on Thursday that after his murder trial, he had become unpredictable and “a pacing lion.”

Shellie Zimmerman says she doesn’t think her husband intended to kill the 17-year-old Martin. He said he fired his gun in self-defense. Martin was an unarmed black teenager and his death set off protests nationwide by people who believed he was racially profiled by Zimmerman. Shellie Zimmerman said she did not think her estranged husband is racist.

Since his trial, Zimmerman has had several brushes with the law, including an arrest this week on charges that he threatened his girlfriend with a gun.

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