George Zimmerman’s Jail Calls to Wife Released: Wear A Bulletproof Vest

George Zimmerman's calls with wife Shellie reveal details about the case

Ever wonder what George Zimmerman talked about with his wife while he was locked away in the Seminole Country Jail? Now you can know, thanks to Special Prosecutor Angela Corey who has released the audio of six phone conversations between George Zimmerman and wife Shellie to the public.

Prosecutors convinced Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester Jr. to put Zimmerman back in jail and stick his wife Shellie with perjury last month when they proved that she lied about money under oath. Prosecutors wanted up to 151 calls, but due to defense complaints, the number was cut to six. In those six, Zimmerman talks a lot about money and instructs his wife to move funds from one account to another. He also makes strange requests, like asking his wife to wear a bulletproof vest.

“As uncomfortable as it is, I want you wearing one,” said Zimmerman to his wife. Zimmerman himself wore one when he left jail after posting $150,000 bond in April.

Shellie was charged with perjury when she testified that she didn’t know how much money had been raised on Zimmerman’s website. In one of the calls, she talks to her husband about those funds, which helped prosecutors prove she lied on the stand. In one call, Zimmerman asked, “In my account do I have at least 100?” Shellie replied no, and Zimmerman asked how close he was. “$8.00, $8.60,” she replied. “Really? So total everything how much are we looking at?” Shellie replied, “Like 155.” The prosecution said that they were speaking in code, really talking about hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Another call had Shellie telling Zimmerman that the website had crashed due to the massive outpouring of donations and words of encouragement for Zimmerman’s cause. “Wow, that is awesome,” Zimmerman said. “Those people need to start vocalizing themselves.”

One call had Zimmerman and his wife discussing how to get him out of jail if granted a bond. “We could have two cars, we could have two rented cars,” she said. Zimmerman chillingly replied, “It doesn’t matter if car that picks him up from jail has tinted windows…Well, I have my hoodie.”

Zimmerman chuckled. Shellie did not. The hoodie comment refers to Trayvon, who was wearing one when Zimmerman shot him.

The next bond hearing is set for June 29th.