According to recently filed court documents, George Zimmerman's girlfriend is now walking back her claim that Zimmerman, 30, pointed a gun at her during a November domestic dispute. As reported by ABC News, Samantha Scheibe said in a sworn statement that "I want to be with George" and she no longer wishes to press charges.
Zimmerman was charged with aggravated assault, domestic violence battery and criminal mischief in November following an alleged domestic dispute with Scheibe. As a condition of his release on bail, Zimmerman is not allowed to possess any weapons, or contact his girlfriend. At the time, Scheibe told a 911 dispatcher that Zimmerman was "in my house breaking all my s--- cause I asked him to leave," she said, adding, "He has his freaking gun, breaking all of my stuff right now." In her statement dated December 6, Scheibe reversed course, saying that Zimmerman "never pointed a gun at or toward my face in a threatening manner" :
"When I was being questioned by police I felt very intimidated...I believe that the police misinterpreted me and that I may have misspoken about certain facts in my statement to police."
According to ABC, Zimmerman's new attorney Jayne Weintraub says that Scheibe asked her to help lift Zimmerman's ban on contact.
Zimmerman was acquitted in July on all charges related to the shooting death of teenager Trayvon Martin. In September, he was involved in a dispute with his then estranged wife and father-in-law, after Shellie Zimmerman called 911 on George and claimed he had a gun. Shellie and her father ultimately decided not to press charges.
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