Prosecutor: No domestic charges against George Zimmerman

Zimmerman arrested in November

Author: By Curt Anderson
Published On: Dec 11 2013 04:27:11 PM EST   Updated On: Dec 12 2013 11:49:31 AM EST
George Zimmerman arraignment Tuesday 11 19 2013_2
MIAMI -

Prosecutors say they will not file domestic violence charges against George Zimmerman after his girlfriend said in a sworn statement she did not want to pursue the case.

State Attorney Phil Archer in Seminole County said in a statement Wednesday that Samantha 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 Nov. 18 incident at the central Florida house he shared with Scheibe. She initially told police Zimmerman pointed a shotgun at her face, then recanted in an affidavit filed this week.

Zimmerman was acquitted last summer in the shooting death of unarmed, black teenager Trayvon Martin. The case sparked a nationwide debate about race and self-defense laws.