UPDATE: Zimmerman’s girlfriend wants charges dropped so they can ‘talk and be together’
George Zimmerman’s girlfriend Samantha Scheibe says she wants a no-contact provision against the former neighborhood watch captain lifted so the couple can “talk and be together.”
Scheibe requested that a judge lift the order that blocks her from seeing Zimmerman, and also that the charges filed against him be dropped.
“I am not afraid of George in any manner and I want to be with him,” she says. Zimmerman was arrested on November 18 at Scheibe’s Apopka, Florida, home after the two had a heated fight. According to a police report about the incident, Scheibe said that after an argument, Zimmerman broke a table with a shotgun and then pointed it at her “for a minute.”
But in a signed affidavit filed by Zimmerman’s attorney, Jayne Weintraub, Scheibe says Zimmerman “never pointed a gun at or toward my face in a threatening manner” and claims police misinterpreted her.
In court documents obtained by CNN, Scheibe stated that she believes “that the police misinterpreted me and that I may have misspoken about certain facts in my statement to the police,” and that she does “not feel that the arrest report accurately recounts what happened.”
Zimmerman’s arraignment on the aggravated assault and misdemeanor counts of domestic violence battery and criminal mischief is scheduled by January 7. He is currently out on $9,000 bail.
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