Lawyer: Zimmerman's Girlfriend Wants Charges Dropped, to "Be With George"

George Zimmerman's Girlfriend Wants Charges Dropped

The one man crime spree was charged with third degree felony aggravated assault after a domestic dispute

by Slate, December 10, 2013

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Lawyer: Zimmerman's Girlfriend Wants Charges Dropped, to "Be With George"

Lawyer: Zimmerman's Girlfriend Wants Charges Dropped, to "Be With George"

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The latest twist in the ongoing legal saga of George Zimmerman, via ABC News, which appears to have landed the scoop directly from Zimmerman's legal team:

Zimmerman's girlfriend who called Florida police [last month] to say he was breaking her stuff and was brandishing a weapon no longer wants to press charges against him and instead wants to get back together with him. Zimmerman ... is asking to have conditions of his bail modified so he can resume contact with Samantha Scheibe.

According to court documents filed by Zimmerman's attorney Jayne Weintraub, Scheibe, 27, gave a sworn statement in which she wrote, "I do not want George Zimmerman charged." Scheibe's new affidavit taken Dec. 6 stated, "When I was being questioned by police I felt very intimidated...I believe that the police misinterpreted me and that I may have misspoken about certain facts in my statement to police." Scheibe wrote that Zimmerman "never pointed a gun at or toward my face in a threatening manner" and that "I want to be with George."

Weintraub claims that Scheibe reached out to her and asked that the order barring contact between herself and Zimmerman be lifted.

Read it at Slate.

 
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