George Zimmerman Threatens Wife With Gun And Punches Father-In-Law
Published By: Tara ClemSeptember 10, 2013
It seems like George Zimmerman can’t stay out of trouble, even after he was acquitted for the 2012 death of Trayvon Martin. If this 9-1-1 audio doesn’t make you question the jury’s decision in the Trayvon case, then I don’t know what will. Is this guy a ticking time bomb?George Zimmerman’s wife, Shellie Zimmerman, filed for divorce earlier this month after 7 years of marriage to George. She stood by George throughout the trial, and even lied for him to the authorities about money that had received from strangers to help him with his legal costs during the trial. Now, she is in fear for her life, and even had to get police involved today.But today, George turned his aggression on his own wife and her family, and threatened them with a gun. Here’s an over view of how the incident went down today:Shellie went to visit her father in Lake Mary, a suburb of Orlando, Florida. George arrived shortly after Shellie got to her dad’s, and became upset and aggressive. Allegedly George Zimmerman attacked Shellie’s father, Colin Morgan by punching him, and then was threatening them with his gun.Shellie Zimmerman called 911 shortly after 2 p.m. and reported that her husband assaulted her father, Colin Morgan, and was waving a gun around and threatening her and her relatives, according to police in Lake Mary, Fla.Lake Mary police took the call “extremely seriously” and sent eight units, including officers in tactical gear with ballistic shields, to the home, according to Lary Mary Police Chief Steve Bracknell.
The 911 tapes describe a terrified Shellie Zimmerman. On the call to a police dispatcher she told police that her husband punched her father in the nose, smashed her iPad, cut it with a pocketknife and raged, “one step closer and he’d shoot us.”
“I don’t know what he’s capable of. I am really, really scared,” she told the dispatcher.
in When police arrived she could be heard on the phone saying, “Dad, get behind a car or something. I don’t know if he’s going to start shooting at us or not.”
Police handcuffed, detained and questioned George at the home in Lake Mary, Florida, where Shellie’s parents live and where the incident took place.
Zimmerman, who claimed self-defense after he shot and killed Martin, told police in a statement that he was acting in “a defensive manner” during the incident and did not have his hand on his gun, according to Lake Mary police spokesman Zach Hudson.
Unfortunately, Shellie Zimmerman and her family have decided to not press charges!! Is this in fear of George, or what may happen if they do, or is Shellie still trying to protect him and lie for him, like she has done in the past. And in fact, she is changing her story, and the Lake Mary, Florida Police aren’t happy about it.
George was released after being questioned and after police learned that they are not filing charges against him. So Orlando residents beware, George Zimmerman is a free man!
4:42 PM EST — Lake Mary Police Chief Steve Bracknell tells us, Shellie and her father have declined to press charges and George will NOT be arrested.
He said, “My understanding is that she never saw his firearm and that is what she is now telling us. So George Zimmerman is free to go and will not be arrested at this time.”
Police Chief Steve Bracknell told the media that he’s frustrated Shellie Zimmerman changed her story. She now says George did not have his hand on a gun in a threatening manner while arguing with her father.
Chief Bracknell says of Zimmerman, “The guy just can’t stay out of the news” referring to the Trayvon Martin killing, speeding tickets and now this. Bracknell says, “You’d think he’d get the heck out of Dodge.”
We’re told Shellie recanted her story after talking to her lawyer. The Chief said because of her flip-flopping, “There was not enough to affect an arrest, unfortunately.”
Bracknell seems concerned that Zimmerman is bent on causing trouble, saying, “It’s smoke, smoke smoke. Is there a fire somewhere? Lord knows.”
When asked by a reporter if he’d feel safe if Zimmerman was his next door neighbor. The Lake Mary Police Chief, Steve Bracknell was clear, “I would not want to be the neighbor of George Zimmerman.”
Police said they are reviewing surveillance video from the home and reserve the right to file charges later based on the video.
Shellie Zimmerman spoke to ABC News earlier this week to explain her reason for filing for divorce and she stated that she’s not sure she “ever really knew” her husband through their seven years of marriage and felt she was the victim of verbal abuse by him. She also said she believes the not guilty verdict has left her husband feeling “invincible” and since then has been “making some reckless decisions.”