George Zimmerman Arrested on Assault Charges—Again


George Zimmerman, the former security guard who shot and killed 17-year old Trayvon Martin in 2012, and was later acquitted of the crime in 2013, was arrested—again—late last night on aggravated assault charges. Again.

Zimmerman allegedly threw a wine bottle at his girlfriend, which makes this his second domestic violence charge on record. Via the New York Times:

Zimmerman was acquitted in 2013 of a second-degree murder charge for shooting an unarmed teenager, Trayvon Martin.
Since his acquittal, Zimmerman has had several brushes with the law:
— He was arrested on charges of aggravated assault, battery and criminal mischief after his then-girlfriend said he pointed a gun at her face during an argument, smashed her coffee table and pushed her out of the house they shared. Samantha Scheibe decided not to cooperate with detectives and prosecutors didn’t pursue the case.
— Zimmerman was accused by his estranged wife of smashing an iPad during an argument at the home they had shared. Shellie Zimmerman initially told a dispatcher her husband had a gun, though she later said he was unarmed. No charges were ever filed because of a lack of evidence. The dispute occurred days after Shellie Zimmerman filed divorce papers.
— Zimmerman has also been pulled over three times for traffic violations since his acquittal.

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