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Prosecutor: Zimmerman Will Not Face Domestic Charges

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George Zimmerman at his bond hearing on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013. (Source: CBS4)

George Zimmerman at his bond hearing on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013. (Source: CBS4)

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MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) – George Zimmerman, the man acquitted of murder charges in July for the fatal shooting of Miami Gardens teen Trayvon Martin, will not have domestic violence charges filed against him, prosecutors say.

Zimmerman’s girlfriend, Samantha Scheibe, said in a sworn statement that she did not want to pursue the case. State Attorney Phil Archer in Seminole County said in a statement Wednesday that 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 November 18 incident at the central at the central Florida house he shared with girlfriend Scheibe.

She initially told police Zimmerman pointed a shotgun at her face, then recanted in an affidavit filed this week.

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