George Zimmerman charged in case of alleged domestic abuse
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Florida man previously acquitted in the high-profile murder trial for the shooting of teenager Trayvon Martin, was arrested yesterday following an alleged domestic dispute. Police were called to Zimmerman's house after his girlfriend claimed Zimmerman pointed a at her., the
George Zimmerman's girlfriend Samantha Scheibe told the 911  dispatcher: "He's in my house, breaking all my shit because I asked him to leave. He's got a freaking gun breaking all my stuff right now."
Zimmerman also phoned 911 during the incident and told the dispatcher: "My girlfriend has... for lack of a better word, gone crazy on me". He went on to claim in the call that he did not point a gun at Scheibe: "I never pulled a firearm. I never displayed it. When I was packing it I'm sure she saw it. I keep it next to the bed". "When she changed, she just started smashing stuff. Taking stuff that belonged to me. Throwing it outside. Throwing it out of her room. Throwing it all over the house. She broke a glass table", claimed Zimmerman.
Zimmerman is charged with aggravated assault, a felony charge, as well as charges of battery, domestic violence and criminal mischief.
Earlier this year, Zimmerman was found not guilty in the high-profile murder case of Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman shot Martin on February 26, 2012 while Martin was walking through a gated community after visiting a convenience store but Zimmerman's lawyers successfully argued Zimmerman had acted in self defence. The case raised concerns over "United States gun culture, and the role of race and as a factor in the events." laws,
- "George Zimmerman found not guilty in Trayvon Martin case" — Wikinews, July 14, 2013
- Seni Tienabeso and Christina Ng. "George Zimmerman Charged With Aggravated Assault of Girlfriend" — , November 18, 2013
- "George Zimmerman 'pointed a shotgun at his girlfriend'" — , November 18, 2013