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George Zimmerman beats the rap again in domestic dispute and theft cases

By Travis Gettys
Thursday, October 24, 2013 7:28 EDT
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George Zimmerman laughs in court (Fox News / screen grab)
 
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George Zimmerman won’t face criminal charges in connection with a dispute last month with his estranged wife and a dispute over some items missing from his in-laws’ home.

Officer Zach Hudson said Wednesday that investigators had concluded the domestic dispute didn’t rise to criminal charges.

Shellie Zimmerman told police that her husband had made threatening remarks toward her about having a gun about a week after she filed for divorce.

She also said her estranged husband had punched her father in the nose and smashed her iPad in the Sept. 9 incident at a Lake Mary, Florida, home owned by Shellie Zimmerman’s parents.

Her parents had later accused George Zimmerman of taking a flat-screen television worth $2,800, leather theater seats worth $3,000, a king-sized bed and some other items from the home he and Shellie Zimmerman had rented while he stood trial for second-degree murder and manslaughter.

Investigators did not file charges in that case, either.

George Zimmerman was acquitted July 13 of both charges in the fatal 2012 shooting of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed 17-year-old, in a case that drew international attention after local authorities questioned but did not initially charge the volunteer neighborhood watchman.

Shellie Zimmerman said she did not file charges in the domestic dispute because police told her she and her husband would both go to jail, and she would stay there after pleading guilty to perjury in connection to her husband’s murder case.

She is serving a year on probation after admitting to making false statements about the couple’s finances during a bond hearing for George Zimmerman.

Shellie Zimmerman said she had developed doubts about her husband’s innocence, but she said she does not believe he racially profiled the teen, who was black, before a confrontation that led to the fatal shooting.

 
 
 
 
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