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George Zimmerman's girlfriend wants a Florida judge to lift an order that blocks her from seeing him, and she also doesn't want charges filed against him. A court document obtained by CNN on Monday, Dec. 9, reveals that Samantha Scheibe wants the no-contact order against George Zimmerman lifted so that the couple can "talk and be together".

"I am not afraid of George in any manner and I want to be with him" , the document reads. Zimmerman was arrested on Nov. 18 at Scheibe's Apopka, Fla., home after the two had a heated argument.

A police report detailing the incident says Scheibe claimed that after a verbal argument, Zimmerman broke a table with a shotgun and then pointed it at her briefly.

But now Zimmerman's attorney, Jayne Weintraub, has filed a signed affidavit with the court in which Scheibe now claims he never pointed a gun at or toward her face in a threatening manner, and further claims that police misinterpreted her statements.

Scheibe also says she may have misspoken concerning the facts to the police. She now says she doesn't believe the arrest report is an accurate account of what went down that night.

Zimmerman faces charges of aggravated assault and misdemeanor counts of domestic violence battery and criminal mischief stemming from the incident. His arraignment on those charges is scheduled for January 7.

The November incident came just four months after Zimmerman, a former neighborhood watch captain, was acquitted of second-degree murder and manslaughter charges in the death of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin.

On a 911 call recording released by police after the Nov. 18 incident, a woman can be heard telling authorities, "You just broke my sunglasses and you put your gun in my freaking face and told me to get the (expletive) out".

A man can be heard in the background telling her to calm down. But then the female caller tells the dispatcher that the man just pushed her out of the house and locked the door.

Police also released a 911 call from Zimmerman describing the dispute. He apparently called after cops had already arrived on the scene. He told the dispatcher that his girlfriend was going crazy on him, and he just wanted everyone to know the truth.

Weintraub told HLN Monday that she hopes in light of these latest developments in the case, that prosecutors will drop the case. Zimmerman is free on $9,000 bond and denies the accusations.

Last month a judge ordered a number of conditions for Zimmerman's release, including that he not possess any weapons. A spokeswoman for the State Attorney's Office, Lynne Bumpus Hooper, said prosecutors have not yet decided whether they'll file charges in the case.

In September, Zimmerman was arrested and then released without charges after his estranged wife Shellie called 911. She claimed he punched her father in the nose and threatened to shoot him and his wife, according to ABC News.

Since his acquittal in the Treyvon Martin case, Zimmerman has also been pulled over twice for speeding, once in July and again in September. When stopped in July, he alerted the officer that he had a gun in his glove compartment.

"I do not want George Zimmerman charged", Scheibe wrote, adding, "I make this decision freely, knowingly and voluntarily, without any intimidation or undue influences".

In defending her change of heart, and story, Scheibe accused police of intimidating her. She claims she wasn't allowed access to a lawyer, and was denied food and drink for a long period of time.

HLN contributor Jon Lieberman said this is typical in domestic violence cases. Victims get scared, and don't want to go forward with the charges.

Former prosecutor Wendy Murphy told HLN she doesn't feel the judge should lift the no-contact order. "This is the government's case. It's not her case", she said.

As of Monday, no new hearing had been scheduled on the motion to modify the conditions of Zimmerman's pretrial release.



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