|Back to the courtroom for acquitted shooter!|
The country's most notorious free man is locked up again. Three years ago, this asshole was living at the gated community in Sanford, Florida with his now ex-wife. He would be leaving his home to go do some errands. While on his errands, he noticed a Black teen walking through the gated community. He would follow him. He would call 911 and tell the dispatcher this guy look like he was up to no good. The man would follow him and ignore the pleas from dispatch to wait on the cops.
He would exit his vehicle and confront the teen. There was a scuffle and then a gunshot. When the cops come the asshole would tell them that he feared for his life. He would put a bullet in teen. The teen is dead. He would tell the law that he was "standing his ground". He would walk.
That started a chain of events that led to massive protests, a special prosecutor and then a trial. The junk food media would wait on that July 2013 verdict. He would be found not guilty of second degree murder.
Since he's been free he's been in the news over 18 times. Now here we go again. He's in jail for aggravated assault. The Associated Press reports that George Zimmerman is facing a judge yet again!
The Seminole County Sheriff's Office says the 31-year-old Zimmerman was arrested for aggravated assault at his home in Lake Mary about 10 p.m. Friday.
Zimmerman was released on a $5,000 bond Saturday afternoon. At a court appearance earlier Saturday, he was ordered to avoid contact with the woman, who was not identified.
Judge John Galluzzo gave few details of the incident, but said a wine bottle was involved and that the alleged assault happened at Zimmerman's home. Prosecutors questioned whether substance abuse treatment was needed, but the judge said that didn't seem to be a factor.
After the brief hearing, Zimmerman's attorney, Don West, told the Orlando Sentinel (http://tinyurl.com/me467wh) his client was arrested after allegedly throwing a wine bottle 'in the direction of' his girlfriend several days ago.
"No injuries, no contact, nothing that I'm aware of that led up to it. It's just one of those things that somehow brought us here," West told reporters.
West didn't know who called police, but said he didn't think the alleged victim placed the call.
Zimmerman was also told by the judge to stay out of Volusia County, where the woman lives.
The judge ordered Zimmerman to pack up any personal belongings his girlfriend may have left at Zimmerman's home and give them to his lawyer.
Zimmerman, who wore blue scrubs and handcuffs, appeared calm during the brief hearing. At one point, he laughed and joked with an officer as he signed paperwork.
Although the incident didn't involve a firearm, the judge ordered Zimmerman to surrender any weapons out of an abundance of caution.
Zimmerman is scheduled to appear back in court on Feb. 17.
|He just can't stay out of the limelight.|
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.