George Zimmerman
Seminole County, Fla., Sheriff’s Office

George Zimmerman, the former volunteer neighborhood watchman who was acquitted in the shooting death of unarmed black teen Trayvon Martin, was arrested Friday in a domestic violence case, CNN reports.

He was arrested about 10 p.m. in Lake Mary, Fla., near Orlando and charged with aggravated assault and domestic violence with a weapon, according to the Seminole County Sheriff's Office, the news site says. He was denied bail, according to his booking record.


A Florida jury acquitted Zimmerman in July 2013 in Trayvon’s death, generating an outcry and sparking ongoing #BlackLivesMatter protests.

After the acquittal, Zimmerman remained in the spotlight. Nearly two weeks after the verdict, he was stopped for speeding in northern Texas. In November 2013 he was arrested at his then-girlfriend’s home after a domestic dispute and charged with aggravated assault. He was also charged with misdemeanor counts of domestic violence battery and criminal mischief—all charges he denied. The case was later dropped at the girlfriend’s request, CNN notes.


Zimmerman is to appear in court Saturday in relation to his arrest Friday.

Read more at CNN.

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