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George Zimmerman Girlfriend Wants Charges Dropped, Claims Police 'Intimidated' Her

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    George Zimmerman leaves the courtroom a free man after being found not guilty in the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin.
By Sami K. Martin, Christian Post Reporter
December 10, 2013|8:20 am

George Zimmerman's girlfriend now wants all charges brought against her boyfriend dropped so the two can be together. Samantha Scheibe stated in a court document that she is "not afraid of George in any manner" and wants to be with him.

Zimmerman was arrested at his home in Florida after Scheibe called police and said that he had a gun and was breaking things in the home. Scheibe now claims that police manipulated her words in order to bring charges against Zimmerman.

"When I was being questioned by police, I felt very intimidated," Sheibe said in the court documents obtained by CNN. "I was not allowed to call an attorney nor was I allowed to eat or drink anything for a very long time."

"I believe that the police misinterpreted me and that I may have misspoken about certain facts in my statement to the police," she said. "I do not feel that the arrest report accurately recounts what happened. I do not want George Zimmerman charged. I make this decision freely, knowingly and voluntarily, without any intimidation or undue influences."

Zimmerman was accused of aggravated assault and misdemeanor counts of domestic violence battery and criminal mischief as a result of the incident last month. Scheibe originally stated that he had broken a table and pointed a shotgun at her. The 911 calls made to police from Scheibe and Zimmerman reflect different accounts of the incident; Zimmerman's lawyer maintains that her client never pulled a weapon on Scheibe.

"All I can tell you is that from what I see, I would hope that the State Attorney's Office takes pause, takes a step back, exercises its discretion and declines prosecution," Jayne Weintraub, Zimmerman's attorney, told HLN. "Because of who he is, he's walking around with a target on his back."

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The State Attorney's Office has yet to issue a statement as to what will happen next, but Zimmerman is due back in court for arraignment on January 7. He was released on $9,000 bail last month.

 

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