Zimmerman’s Girlfriend Wants To Drop Aggravated Assault Charges

December 9, 2013 1:00 p.m.

George Zimmerman’s girlfriend no longer wishes to press charges against him, ABC News reported Monday based on a court filing.

Zimmerman was charged in November with aggravated assault, a felony, as well as with battery and criminal mischief, both misdemeanors. Samantha Scheibe had called police and said that Zimmerman pointed a long-barreled shotgun at her inside their residence.

Now, Schiebe is reversing her story. In the court filing, she wrote that Zimmerman “never pointed a gun at or toward my face in a threatening manner.” She added that she wants to get back together with him, according to ABC.

She placed some blame on police for her previous version of the domestic dispute.

“When I was being questioned by police I felt very intimidated,” she wrote. “I believe that the police misinterpreted me and that I may have misspoken about certain facts in my statement to police.”

Zimmerman was not charged in September after a separate incident involving a gun and his ex-wife.

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