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Trayvon Martin’s shooter accused of past domestic violence

By Andrew Jones
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 16:11 EDT
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Court documents obtained by The Orlando Sentinel Wednesday afternoon reveal domestic violence allegations surrounding George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watchman who shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

Records show that Zimmerman’s ex-fiancé filed a petition against him for allegedly pushing her in her home after insisting he leave in August 2005. The woman said Zimmerman became upset over not receiving and took her cell phone before shoving her. A fight broke out between the two with the woman’s dog biting Zimmerman in the cheek.

Zimmerman filed his own petition, claiming his ex-fiancé started the fight by inviting him over and refused to give him the documents he owned, which included mortgage papers and a car loan.

The ex-fiancé also reported that Zimmerman grouped her against her wishes in 2002 and “open handed smacked” her in the mouth in 2003. She wrote that during the alleged groping, Zimmerman “said he could because I was his woman.”

Zimmerman however claimed he was the victim, alleging that his ex-fiancé assaulted him with a baseball bat after attending a concert together in November 2002.

Based on their petitions against each other, Zimmerman and his ex-fiancé were given restraining orders, with both expiring on August 24, 2006.

Zimmerman is currently hiding, as Martin’s family and many others locally and nationally call for his arrest. A grand jury will investigate the case starting April 10.

Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones is a staff writer/reporter for Raw Story. Besides covering politics, he is also a freelance sports journalist, as well as a slam poetry and music artist. You can follow him on Twitter @sluggahjells.
 
 
 
 
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