According to the Division of Licensing the suspension stems from legal action, not a lack of renewal of the license. The notice of suspension was filed Sunday and gives Shellie 21 days to request a hearing to contest the action.
Shellie was thrust into the national spotlight earlier this year after her husband George, 28, shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. George, who also had a concealed weapons license, claims he shot the teenager in self-defense.
George was charged with second-degree murder and during his initial bond hearing April 20, Shellie testified the couple had no access to funds despite having more than $100,000 in PayPal account created for George’s legal defense.
Subsequently the State Attorney’s Office charged Shellie with perjury in mid-June. She is currently out of jail on a $1,000 bond and has her next court appearance on Sept. 19 in front of Judge Debra Nelson – the same judge handling George’s case.
It was reported that George and Shellie Zimmerman obtained their concealed weapons licenses together in November 2009 while living in The Retreat at Twin Lakes – the same neighborhood where George would eventually have the altercation with Martin.