BREAKING: George Zimmerman Arrested
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According to the Orlando Sentinel,
It’s not clear what happened or what crime he’s accused of committing, but just before 1:30 p.m., Eslinger confirmed that Zimmerman had been arrested today and was being driven to the county jail in Sanford.
He said more information would be available shortly.
It appears that Zimmerman was arrested in the vicinity of his girlfriend’s home, but it’s unclear if the incident involves Zimmerman’s estranged wife or his current girlfriend.
Police were called to a dispute between Zimmerman and his estranged wife earlier this year, but no charges were ever filed in the case.
Zimmerman was acquitted of both murder and manslaughter in the 2012 shooting of Trayvon Martin earlier this year ago by an all female jury in Florida.
One juror said that Florida law prevented the jury from convicting Zimmerman of any crimes and said she felt he “got away with murder.”
Trayvon Martin’s mother said she blames Florida’s laws for her son’s death.
We’ll update the story as more facts become available.