Police Called on George Zimmerman

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

UPDATE: 9/9/13 5:08 PM

LAKE MARY, Fla. (AP) -- George Zimmerman's attorney says his client never threatened his estranged wife and her father with a gun even though Shellie Zimmerman reported that in a 911 call.

Mark O'Mara says that the dispute between George and Shellie Zimmerman at her father's house was the result of heightened emotions from their ongoing divorce.

O'Mara says there may be have been some "pushing and touching" but George Zimmerman never punched his father-in-law.

On the 911 call, Shellie Zimmerman says her husband had punched her father in the face and had threatened them with a firearm.

O'Mara says neither side wants to press charges.

Shellie Zimmerman said in her divorce filing that she and her husband had separated a month after he was acquitted in July of any crime for fatally shooting 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.


LAKE MARY, Fla. (AP) -- The police chief of the Orlando suburb where officers are investigating a fight between George Zimmerman and his estranged wife says Shellie Zimmerman doesn't want to press charges.

Lake Mary Police Chief Steve Bracknell says Shellie Zimmerman and her father made the decision Monday after consulting with her attorney.

Shellie Zimmerman called 911, saying her estranged husband had threatened her and her father with a gun, and that he had punched her father in the nose.

A police spokesman later said Zimmerman and his wife were blaming each other for starting the fight at her father's home in Lake Mary.

Shellie Zimmerman filed for divorce last week, saying she and her husband had separated a month after he was acquitted of any crime for fatally shooting 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

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