BREAKING: Charges Against Zimmerman Dropped…Again
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Last month we reported that George Zimmerman was arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault and misdemeanor counts of domestic violence battery and criminal mischief.
Yesterday, we reported that Zimmerman’s girlfriend was recanting her story and wanted the charges against Zimmerman dropped.
Here are her statements, according to CNN,
Zimmerman was arrested on November 18 at Scheibe’s Apopka, Florida, home after the two had a heated fight. According to a police report about the incident, Scheibe said that after an argument, Zimmerman broke a table with a shotgun and then pointed it at her “for a minute.”
But in a signed affidavit filed by Zimmerman’s attorney, Jayne Weintraub, Scheibe says Zimmerman “never pointed a gun at or toward my face in a threatening manner” and claims police misinterpreted her.
“I believe that the police misinterpreted me and that I may have misspoken about certain facts in my statement to the police,” she said. “I do not feel that the arrest report accurately recounts what happened.”
Now, prosecutors have announced they will pursue no charges against Zimmerman over the incident. Also from CNN,
“Upon reviewing the recent affidavit of the Ms. Scheibe and taking into account the conflicting statements about what occurred, the failure to cooperate with the ongoing investigation, and a lack of any other corroborating evidence or witnesses, there is no reasonable likelihood of successful prosecution,”[State Attorney Phil Archer] said in a written statement.
The incident is just the latest trouble for Zimmerman, who also had alleged altercations with his estranged wife following his acquittal in the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman’s wife also later recounted some details from her report. In both cases, it seems both women alleged that firearms were involved, when they most likely weren’t.
Might be time to take a break from dating George…