George Zimmerman, infamous for being acquitted in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin on Feb. 26, 2012, in Sanford, Fla., is skating on domestic violence charges because his girlfriend, Samantha Scheibe, isn’t pressing charges against him for a recent incident involving the 30-year-old former neighborhood watch volunteer trashing her home, pointing a shotgun at her face, and pushing her out of her house.
On Dec. 11, prosecutors working the domestic violence case against Zimmerman announced that without the girlfriend’s cooperation, the case against Zimmerman would be difficult to pursue, according to ABC News.
"There is no reasonable likelihood of a successful prosecution," said Phil Archer, Seminole County State Attorney.
Zimmerman, 30, had faced charges of aggravated assault, battery and criminal mischief following a Nov. 18 confrontation at the central Florida house he shared with Scheibe.
She initially told police Zimmerman pointed a shotgun at her face during an argument, smashed her coffee table and pushed her out of the house.
In papers filed earlier this week, Samantha Scheibe recanted her original accusations against Zimmerman for his Nov. 18 actions, referred to him as "my boyfriend," and expressed a desire to renew a relationship with him.
Had he been convicted on just the felony assault charge, George Zimmerman could have been sent to prison for the maximum five year sentence.
Zimmerman's lawyer, Jayne Weintraub, said:
"I am pleased that I was able to present credible evidence to reasonable prosecutors who took the time to listen and that justice prevailed."
"This demonstrates how great our system is."
For more on George Zimmerman and Samantha Scheibe, see the video accompanying this article.
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