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Prosecutor: no domestic charges against Zimmerman

Court documents show George Zimmerman had five guns and more than 100 rounds of ammunition with him when deputies arrested him recently on a domestic violence charge. (WFTV)
Court documents show George Zimmerman had five guns and more than 100 rounds of ammunition with him when deputies arrested him recently on a domestic violence charge. (WFTV)
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Updated: 12/11/2013 4:30 pm
MIAMI (AP) -- 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.

State Attorney Phil Archer in Seminole County said in a statement Wednesday that Samantha Scheibe's decision not to cooperate and the lack of other corroborating evidence made a successful prosecution unlikely.

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.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
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