MORE NATIONAL NEWS
West Virginia News
News from the region's first prime-time newscast. You'll find it First On Fox!
Prosecutors say they will not file domestic violence charges against George Zimmerman
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Wednesday, December 11, 2013 4:22 PM EST
Prosecutors say they will not file domestic violence charges against George Zimmerman after his girlfriend said in a sworn statement she did not want to pursue the case.
Zimmerman had faced charges of aggravated assault, battery and criminal mischief following a Nov. 18 incident at the central Florida house he shared with Scheibe. She initially told police Zimmerman pointed a shotgun at her face, then recanted in an affidavit filed this week.
Zimmerman was acquitted last summer in the shooting death of unarmed, black teenager Trayvon Martin. The case sparked a nationwide debate about race and self-defense laws.