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Thursday
Dec122013

Domestic Violence Charges Against George Zimmerman Dropped

Seminole County Sheriff's Office(MIAMI) -- Now that his girlfriend has recanted her story, George Zimmerman is out of legal trouble once again.

Florida State Attorney Phil Archer announced Wednesday that no charges will be filed against Zimmerman stemming from a domestic dispute last November in which Samantha Scheibe first alleged that he pointed a shotgun in her face and threw her out of the home they shared.

Archer said that it would be difficult to prosecute Zimmerman based on "conflicting statements about what occurred, the failure to cooperate with the ongoing investigation, and a lack of any other corroborating evidence or witnesses."

Zimmerman, who was acquitted of murder last summer in the 2012 shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, no longer faces a charge of suspicion of aggravated assault and misdemeanor counts of domestic violence battery and criminal mischief.

Scheibe said this week that investigators pressured her into making statements implicating her boyfriend.  She is also asking the no-contact order against Zimmerman be lifted and his bail lowered so they can continue seeing each other.

In November, a search of Scheibe's home revealed Zimmerman owned three handguns, a 12-gauge shotgun, an AR15 rifle and more than 100 rounds of ammunition.

Zimmerman was also taken into custody last September for an altercation involving his estranged wife and father-in-law.  In addition, he received two speeding tickets since being acquitted in the Martin trial.

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