A Seminole County judge set bond at $9,000 for Stand Your Ground poster boy George Zimmerman. The former neighborhood watchman was arrested Monday and charged with domestic assault in Sanford, Fla. Zimmerman’s latest victim, his live-in girlfriend, called 911 to report Zimmerman pointed a long gun at her.
Seminole County police have arrested Stand Your Ground poster boy George Zimmerman and charged him with domestic assault. According to The Sun Sentinel, Zimmerman was taken into custody and transported to jail earlier today.
Zimmerman was acquitted of shooting and killing 17-year-old Trayvon Martin earlier this year. He has had several run-ins with police since his acquittal.
A Tallahassee woman who was sentenced to 20 years in prison for firing a warning shot at her estranged husband will get a new trial, Yahoo news reports.
A Florida state of appeals ruled Marissa Alexander is entitled to a new trial “because the judge failed to properly instruct the jury regarding her claim of self-defense,” Yahoo News reports.
Alexander, 32, told police she fired the “warning shot” during an argument with her estranged husband who arrived at her home to pick up their son.
This isn’t an old post. Wannabe cop and child killer George Zimmerman was pulled over in a traffic stop in Orlando, Florida last month. It was the third time Zimmerman has been pulled over for speeding since his acquittal for 2nd degree murder in July.
Shellie Zimmerman, the estranged wife of child killer George Zimmerman, now says she doesn’t know him and she isn’t sure if he’s capable of murder.
In an interview with Matt Lauer on Thursday, Shellie said, “This person that I’m married to that I’m divorcing, I’ve kind of realized now that I don’t know him.. and I really don’t know what he’s capable of.”
George Zimmerman’s attorney, Mark O’Mara, quit one day after Zimmerman was briefly taken into custody following a domestic incident with his estranged wife.
O’Mara represented Zimmerman who was acquitted of killing Trayvon Martin in July.
ABC News reports that O’Mara announced his decision to no longer represent Zimmerman one day after he joined CNN as a legal analyst. He hinted that his departure may have resulted from an apparent dispute involving unpaid attorney fees.
Since former neighborhood watch fanatic George Zimmerman was acquitted of murdering Trayvon Martin in July, he has carried a gun for his own protection.
But, according to Lake Mary (Florida) police, Zimmerman did not have a gun during a domestic dispute with his wife, Shellie, at his father-in-law’s house yesterday.
“I’m really, really afraid,” Shellie told a 911 dispatcher, after alleging that Zimmerman threatened her and her father with a gun.
“[H]e’s in his car,” Shellie said during the 5-minute 911 call. “And he continually has his hands on his gun and he keeps saying, ‘Step closer.”
But after Zimmerman’s attorney, Mark O’Mara arrived on the scene, Shellie’s story changed. She signed paperwork confirming that she never saw a gun.
Later, during an interview on CNN, O’Mara admitted Zimmerman did have a gun on him, but “He never took the weapon out.”
The conflicting stories proves just how far the police community in Florida will go to protect their famous citizen.