Prosecutor: George Zimmerman Won’t Be Charged

MIAMI (December 11, 2013) Prosecutors say they will not file domestic violence charges against George Zimmerman after Zimmerman’s 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 was facing 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, but then recanted in an affidavit filed this week.

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


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