George Zimmerman ill not have domestic violence charges filed against him … now go away!!!
Seminole County prosecutors announced that they will not file domestic violence charges against George Zimmerman after his girlfriend, Samantha Scheibe, recanted in an affidavit that Zimmerman pointed a gun at her face. In a he said, she said case with limited evidence and the main witness who recanted and did not want to testify, the prosecutors had little choice but to drop the charges. The initial charges stemmed from a domestic violence incident that took place on November 18, 2013 where Zimmerman faced aggravated assault, battery and criminal mischief. OK George, even a cat only has 9 lives … NOW GO AWAY!
Prosecutors say they will not file domestic violence charges against George Zimmerman after his 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 had faced 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, then recanted in an affidavit filed this week.
The Seminole County Sheriff’s Office had probable cause to arrest Zimmerman after Scheibe called 911 and reported Zimmerman was armed and behaving threateningly.
“However, 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,” said Archer, the top prosecutor for Seminole and Brevard counties.