George Zimmerman’s Wife Won’t Press Charges, Tells Police There Was No Gun

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George Zimmerman’s estranged wife declined to press charges against her husband after calling 911 Monday to report he threatened her and her father with a gun, the Orlando Sentinel reported.

Lake Mary police Chief Steve Bracknell told the newspaper Zimmerman told officers who later responded to her 911 call that she did not see a weapon. Bracknell added that Zimmerman and her father, David Dean, declined to press charges.

Zimmerman can be heard on an audio recording of the 911 call saying her husband had “his hand on his gun and he keeps saying step closer.”

George Zimmerman’s defense attorney, Mark O’Mara, suggested in his remarks to reporters after the incident that Zimmerman did have a gun on his person at the time of the altercation.

“The gun was holstered under his shirt, and it stayed there the whole time,” O’Mara said, as quoted by the Sentinel.

But a spokesman for O’Mara told ABC News Tuesday that the attorney would not represent George Zimmerman in future litigation, including any charges that may result from the Monday altercation.

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