- The Washington Times - Tuesday, September 10, 2013

An iPad belonging to the estranged wife of George Zimmerman may aid authorities in determining whether charges should be filed against the former neighborhood watch captain, police said Tuesday.

Lake Mary Police Department spokesman Zach Hudson said the iPad recorded the altercation, but the mobile device was “smashed” into pieces and needed to be examined in a lab, Fox News reported.

Shellie Zimmerman, who filed for divorce last week, called 911 on Monday, claiming her husband was threatening her with a gun and punched her father in the nose. She decided against pressing charges and no gun was ever found.

“As of right now, a gun is not a part of the equation,” Mr. Hudson said.

The spokesman said police would determine whether domestic violence charges are warranted.

“In Florida when it comes to domestic violence, the person in question doesn’t have the right to press charges or not press charges,” he said, adding that police investigate and “we either forward charges (to the State Attorney’s Office) or make an arrest on scene,” Fox News reported.

Mrs. Zimmerman pleaded guilty Aug. 28 to a misdemeanor perjury charge for lying during a bail hearing after her husband’s arrest for fatally shooting Trayvon Martin in February 2012.