No domestic violence charges against George Zimmerman

Prosecutors say they will not file domestic violence charges against the former-neighbourhood watch volunteer acquitted in the killing of an unarmed black teen, after George Zimmerman's girlfriend said in a sworn statement she did not want to pursue the case.

State Attorney Phil Archer said in a statement Wednesday that Samantha Scheibe's decision not to co-operate 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 house he shared with Scheibe. She initially told police Zimmerman pointed a shotgun at her face, then recanted in an affidavit filed this week.

Zimmerman was acquitted last summer in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.

The case sparked a nationwide debate about race and self-defence laws.

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  1. ric posted on 12/12/2013 08:29 AM
    This creep is a walking time bomb, ready to explode. Unless they do something to him, he will continue doing these things. He is starting to feel untouchable.
    He's dangerous.
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