"The deputies were so afraid of people shooting into the windows of the courthouse that they were pushing us up against the wall so that we couldn't be seen by the people outside and that was really scary because at that moment it became very real. It's been real this whole time, but that was a distinct moment for me that I'll never forget, being pushed against the walls and thinking at any second, my life could be over."
George Zimmerman's brother Robert and his legal team said he would not have a comment on his wife's interview.
Since George Zimmerman was acquitted in July, he has kept a relatively low profile except for one glaring exception -- his visit to a Florida gun manufacturing plant that had manufactured the weapon he used to kill Martin.
"Do you think that was right, sensitive?" asked O'Conner.
"No" responded Zimmerman. "I just think that he's ... been living in a pressure cooker and he is doing and thinking things that none of us can understand right now."
She said she believes her husband's story that he shot and killed Martin in self defense, and said the most hurtful thing she experienced was hearing that he was a "murderer or some sort of racist." But she also expressed sorrow and anguish about what the parents of Trayvon Martin have dealt with.
"If I could speak to them I would say that I'm so deeply sorry for their loss…I can't even begin to understand the grief that a parent experiences when they lose a child," she said.
Shellie Zimmerman faces 100 hours of community service and one year probation for her perjury, but because she pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor she avoided a more serious felony charge and can continue pursuing a career in nursing. She wants to do her community service in a Christian ministry and move on with her life. She says she decided to go public because she wanted to set the record straight.
"I answer to a higher power and I feel I've been given a tremendous opportunity to regain my life and because of that graciousness I want to devote the rest of my life to making sure I speak up, making sure I don't allow myself to be silenced and part of that means telling the truth."