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Zimmerman's girlfriend wants charges dropped, document says

Zimmerman's girlfriend wants charges dropped, document says
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Monday, December 9, 2013 - 5:41pm

George Zimmerman's girlfriend is asking a judge to lift an order that blocks her from seeing him and says she wants charges against him dropped.

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."

"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 charged with aggravated assault and misdemeanor counts of domestic violence battery and criminal mischief in the incident.

He was released on $9,000 bail and has entered a plea of not guilty in the case.

A judge last month ordered a number of conditions for Zimmerman's freedom -- including that he not possess weapons -- while he awaits trial.

"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 Seminole County State Attorney's Office, said no hearing has been scheduled on the motion to modify conditions of pretrial release.

The November incident came four months after Zimmerman, a former neighborhood watch captain, was acquitted of murdering teenager Trayvon Martin.

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