- The Washington Times - Wednesday, December 11, 2013

George Zimmerman will not be charged in a domestic dispute that led to his arrest last month, prosecutors said Wednesday.

Mr. Zimmerman’s girlfriend, Samantha Scheibe, signed an affidavit last week recanting her domestic violence allegations against Zimmerman, who was arrested Nov. 18 at their home in Apopka, Fla., the Orlando Sentinel reported.

Miss Scheibe told police at the time that Mr. Zimmerman was breaking items in her home and had pointed a shotgun at her.

“I do not want George Zimmerman charged,” she said in her affidavit. “I make this decision freely, knowingly and voluntarily, without any intimidation, coercion or undue influences.”

Seminole-Brevard State Attorney Phil Archer said Miss Scheibe’s lack of cooperation led them to drop the charges.

“Upon reviewing the recent affidavit … 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,” he said, according to the Sentinel.



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