George Zimmerman’s Girlfriend Wants to Drop Charges

Seminole County Sheriff’s Office via Getty Images
Seminole County Sheriff’s Office via Getty Images

George Zimmerman’s girlfriend is now changing her tune, asking a judge to lift the order blocking her from seeing him, and asking for charges to be dropped.

According to CNN, Samantha Scheibe wants the court order lifted so the couple can "talk and be together."

"I am not afraid of George in any manner, and I want to be with him," she said.

Scheibe claims that the police misinterpreted her earlier story and says she misspoke while giving a statement about the November domestic abuse incident.


Police reports show that Schiebe accused Zimmerman of breaking a table and pointing a shotgun at her "for a minute," the news site reports. She can be heard on the police call saying, "You point your gun at my fricking face."

"I believe that the police misinterpreted me and that I may have misspoken about certain facts in my statement to the police," Scheibe said. "I do not feel that the arrest report accurately recounts what happened."

Scheibe also claims that she felt "intimidated" by the police and accuses them of pressuring her.

"When I was being questioned by police, I felt very intimidated," she said according to CNN. "I was not allowed to call an attorney nor was I allowed to eat or drink anything for a very long time."

The Sheriff’s office denied that claim.

"As you know, we provided media with the 911 call from Ms. Scheibe, which occurred prior to deputies responding," a spokeswoman for the office said. "Apparently, Ms. Scheibe may have misspoken about the facts of her interview as she had access to her phone and was provided with food."


In a signed affidavit filed by Zimmerman’s lawyer, Scheibe acknowledged that Zimmerman "never pointed again at or toward [her] face in a threatening manner," CNN reports.

"I do not want George Zimmerman charged," Scheibe wrote. "I make this decision freely, knowingly and voluntarily, without any intimidation or undue influences."


According to Zimmerman’s lawyer, it was Scheibe who reached out to him, and has used the statement to urge prosecutors to drop the case.

"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," his lawyer, Jayne Weintraub, told HLN.


Prosecutors have not yet decided whether to file charges in the case, CNN reports, and there has not been any hearing scheduled to change the pretrial release conditions. Zimmerman was released on $9,000 bail.

Zimmerman is accused of aggravated assault, domestic violence battery and criminal mischief. An arraignment is set for Jan. 7.


"Because of who he is, he's walking around with a target on his back," Weintraub said.

Read more at CNN.

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