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George Zimmerman Will Not Face Domestic Charges

4:44 PM, Dec 11, 2013   |    comments
George Zimmerman's Nov. 18 booking photo. He was arrested following a disturbance call at a house in Apopka, Fla.(Photo: Seminole County Sheriff's Office)
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MIAMI, FL -- Prosecutors say they will not file domestic violence charges against George Zimmerman after his girlfriend said in a sworn statement she did not want to pursue the case.

State Attorney Phil Archer in Seminole County said in a statement Wednesday that Samantha Scheibe's decision not to cooperate and the lack of other corroborating evidence made a successful prosecution unlikely.

Zimmerman had faced charges of aggravated assault, battery and criminal mischief following a Nov. 18 incident at the central Florida house he shared with Scheibe. She initially told police Zimmerman pointed a shotgun at her face, then recanted in an affidavit filed this week.

Zimmerman was acquitted last summer in the shooting death of unarmed, black teenager Trayvon Martin. The case sparked a nationwide debate about race and self-defense laws.






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