Published May 03, 2016
George Zimmerman won't be charged for allegedly throwing a bottle of wine at his girlfriend, Florida State Attorney Phil Archer said Friday.
Zimmerman, 31, was arrested Jan. 9 for suspicion of aggravated assault inside his parents' Lake Mary residence.
"While it is clear that the officers had probable cause to arrest Mr. Zimmerman which was affirmed by the circuit court judge at initial appearances, the subsequent recantation by the victim of her initial statement along with new documents provided by the victim and her attorney precludes my office from proceeding further," Archer said in a statement.
Neither Zimmerman nor his girlfriend called 911 during the incident. Police learned of the alleged fight when Zimmerman's girlfriend was pulled over during a routine traffic stop and told the officer she was just involved in an altercation with George Zimmerman.
Zimmerman was acquitted of second-degree murder and manslaughter in the February 2012 shooting death of unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin inside a gate community in Sanford, Fla.