*George Zimmerman’s girlfriend has changed her entire attitude.
In a court document obtained by CNN Monday, Samantha Scheibe says she wants a no-contact provision against Zimmerman lifted so the couple can “talk and be together,” and she no longer wants charges filed against him.
“I am not afraid of George in any manner and I want to be with him,” she says.
Zimmerman was arrested on November 18 at Scheibe’s Apopka, Florida, home after the two had a heated fight. According to a police report about the incident, Scheibe said that after an argument, Zimmerman broke a table with a shotgun and then pointed it at her “for a minute.”
But in a signed affidavit filed by Zimmerman’s attorney, Jayne Weintraub, Scheibe says Zimmerman “never pointed a gun at or toward my face in a threatening manner” and claims police misinterpreted her.
“I believe that the police misinterpreted me and that I may have misspoken about certain facts in my statement to the police,” she said. “I do not feel that the arrest report accurately recounts what happened.”
Zimmerman is accused of aggravated assault and misdemeanor counts of domestic violence battery and criminal mischief in the incident. His arraignment is scheduled for January 7.
He was released on $9,000 bail and has denied the accusations.
Zimmerman’s attorney told HLN Monday that Scheibe had reached out to her through a lawyer. The statement, Weintraub said, is a sign that prosecutors should drop the case.
“All I can tell you is that from what I see, I would hope that the State Attorney’s Office takes pause, takes a step back, exercises its discretion and declines prosecution,” she said.
A judge last month ordered a number of conditions for Zimmerman’s freedom — including that he not possess weapons.
“I do not want George Zimmerman charged,” Scheibe wrote. “I make this decision freely, knowingly and voluntarily, without any intimidation or undue influences.”
Lynne Bumpus Hooper, a spokeswoman for the State Attorney’s Office, said prosecutors haven’t decided yet whether to file charges in the case. No hearing has been scheduled on the motion to modify the conditions of pretrial release, she said.
The November incident came four months after Zimmerman, a former neighborhood watch captain, was acquitted of second-degree murder and manslaughter charges in the death of teenager Trayvon Martin. The high-profile case sparked a heated nationwide discussion of race as well as debate over Florida’s “stand your ground” law.
His attorney says that’s another reason prosecutors should reconsider the November case.
“Because of who he is, he’s walking around with a target on his back,” Weintraub told HLN.