George Zimmerman Won’t Be Charged In Domestic Violence Case

    December 11, 2013
    Amanda Crum
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George Zimmerman will not be charged in the domestic violence case involving his girlfriend, Samantha Scheibe.

Scheibe called 911 in November, saying that Zimmerman had pointed a gun at her, trashed her home, and that she was afraid of him. He was subsequently arrested and later released on $9,000 bond on the condition that he stay away from Scheibe–who is reportedly pregnant–and that he wear a monitoring device. He also had to give up all weapons and ammunition.

Earlier this week, Scheibe released a statement saying she didn’t want to pursue charges and that she wanted to be with Zimmerman, and because of her conflicting statements and refusal to cooperate, prosecutors have decided to drop the case.

“Upon reviewing the recent affidavit of the Ms. Scheibe 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,” State Attorney Phil Archer said. “The state has a burden in every criminal case of being able to prove all the elements of a crime beyond and to the exclusion of a reasonable doubt before filing charges. The facts and evidence of this case do not meet that burden.”

Scheibe said in a sworn statement that she felt the responding officers might have misinterpreted her words, and retracted the statement she made during the 911 call that he’d pointed a gun at her.

“I want to be with George,” Scheibe said in the statement. “I do not want George Zimmerman charged. I make this decision freely, knowingly and voluntarily, without any intimidation coercion or undue influences. I believe that the police misinterpreted me and that I may have misspoken about certain facts in my statement to the police… George never pointed a gun at or toward my face in a threatening manner. Further, I request that the Seminole County State Attorney’s Office not be allowed to harass me because I do not wish to take part in any prosecution of this case on behalf of the State.”

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  • Many

    Many domestic violence cases are pure nonsense and so are many rape cases. Women get emotional and fly off the handle then realize what they have done and try to take it back. I work in a courtroom and see it every day. I see more women sleep with men freely then regret it and claim rape. Often, it is because their boyfriends found out they were screwing around on them. The said part — like what this reporter showed in her article — the authorities pressure people to prosecute. How many men are in prison now because the false claims of women. The funny thing is we all have seen drama queens in our lives. All of us have. You know — the girl who is so self-centered that everything is about her. Getting drunk then screwing then regretting is not the same as rape.

    People think calling 9/11 at the drop of the hat is a good thing. Wait until the police come —- things will get out of control really fast and you may not be able to take it back.

    In this case, who knows what the truth is. All I know is that I have no sympathy for women who date assholes. Women are constantly complaining about how their lives suck and how badly the are treated but honestly, 99% of the time that is due to their own poor choices.

  • HT

    Yep, you see this all the time. Some woman claims violence then say there wasn’t any violence. I swear I will never understand it. I don’t want to hear people’s excuses. If someone beats you up, you leave them. I agree with the person above — women are such drama queens. They cause so many problems. I mean really … is it to much to ask to just be honest.