• Prosecutors will not charge George Zimmerman in domestic violence case


    SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. - State Attorney Phil Archer said Wednesday the state will not file charges against George Zimmerman, who was arrested on charges of aggravated assault, battery-domestic violence and criminal mischief following an incident at his girlfriend's house in Seminole County last month.

    Zimmerman was arrested Nov. 18 after his girlfriend, Samantha Scheibe, called 911 and said he pointed a gun at her.

    However, in recently obtained court documents, Scheibe said that wasn't true, and she was just overwhelmed and tired after their argument.

    Scheibe said she also wants the court to lift the no-contact order against him.

    Archer said it was clear that there was probable cause for the arrest by the Seminole County Sheriff's Office, "However, 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."

    Archer said there will be no further criminal charges arising from the case.

    A search warrant made public after Zimmerman's arrest shows he had a 12-gauge shotgun, an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle and three handguns when he was arrested.

    Zimmerman was acquitted of second-degree murder in July in the shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, which happened during a confrontation in the community where Zimmerman was a neighborhood watch volunteer.

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