Zimmerman Questioned Following Alleged Domestic Violence Incident
George Zimmerman was questioned by police Monday following a "possible domestic violence incident" involving wife Shellie Monday afternoon, police confirmed. Shellie decided not to press charges, and officers say Zimmerman will not be charged.
Leaked audio of the 911 call Shellie Zimmerman made to police reveals that, by Shellie's account, George punched her father and was threatening to shoot the family. "He's in his car, and he continually has his hand on his gun, and he keeps saying, 'Step closer,' and he's just threatening all of us with the firearm," Shellie can be heard saying on the audio tape. "I don't know what he's capable of. I'm really, really scared."
According to Shellie's attorney, Kellie Sims, George pulled a knife on Shellie Monday afternoon after she discovered a firearm in the house they shared, ABC News reported. He then allegedly pulled a gun on her and her father after a verbal altercation went bad. Shellie then called police.
During the course of the call, police arrived and took Zimmerman into custody. The incident seems to have occurred at the Lake Mary house belonging to Shellie's parents. Said George's brother:
Last week, George's wife Shellie Zimmerman filed for divorce, and presented a scathing portrait of George during an ABC interview. Divorce papers revealed that the two had been separated since mid-August. "I have a selfish husband. And I think George is all about George," she said. He'd hurt her "emotionally, but never physically," she added.
"I think I'm realizing that I have been married to a person for almost seven years, and I don't think that I ever really knew him at all," she told ABC. "I stood by my husband through everything and I kind of feel like he left me with a bunch of broken glass that I'm supposed to now assemble and make a life. It's just heartbreaking."
Shellie had been charged with perjury for not disclosing details about the "Zimmerman fund" that built up while the then-defendant was in custody.
Since his acquittal of the second-degree murder and manslaughter of teen Trayvon Martin in mid-July, Zimmerman has given no public interviews, but has remained very much in the public spotlight. He's been pulled over for speeding twice, with both incidents making national news: the first time, Zimmerman told the officer he was driving "nowhere in particular," and carried a gun in his glove compartment.
After that, Zimmerman made his first public appearance at gun warehouse Kel-Tec in Cocao, Florida, where he shopped for another gun, posed for photos, and incited a lot of public anger along the way.
America, I think we need to talk.