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George Zimmerman charged over domestic violence incident

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Nov 19, 2013 | 5:03am EST

George Zimmerman, the man cleared of murdering teenager Trayvon Martin, has been arrested over allegations he attacked his girlfriend. The 30 year old was taken into custody in Florida on Monday (18Nov13) and charged with felony aggravated assault, battery, domestic violence and criminal mischief after an altercation with Samantha Scheibe, who is reportedly pregnant. He is also accused of pointing a shotgun at the woman during the bust-up, said Chief Sheriff's Deputy Dennis Lemma. In July (13), Zimmerman was acquitted of the second-degree murder and manslaughter of unarmed 17-year-old Martin, who was shot dead during a neighbourhood watch patrol. The verdict prompted mass demonstrations and inspired many leading human rights leaders and celebrities, including Jay Z and Beyonce, to speak out.

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