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Shellie Zimmerman won't press charges after gun incident

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Updated: 9/09/2013 11:40 pm
LAKE MARY, Fla. (WFTV) -- Police were called to a home in Lake Mary on Monday after George Zimmerman allegedly threatened his wife and her father with a gun.

Lake Mary Police Chief Steve Bracknell said Zimmerman's wife, Shellie Zimmerman, called police shortly after 2 p.m. Monday. Police arrived at Shellie Zimmerman parent's house on Sprucewood Road a short time later.

Authorities said Shellie Zimmerman told 911 dispatchers that her husband pulled a gun on her and her father after a verbal altercation.

Zimmerman hasn't been arrested and officers were at the house trying to determine what happened, Bracknell said.

"We've only heard one side of the story so far," Bracknell said.

Last week, Zimmerman's wife filed for divorce weeks after her husband's acquittal in the killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

In an interview with "Good Morning America" that aired Friday, Zimmerman said her husband left her with "a bunch of pieces of broken glass" after the acquittal.

She said he only stayed in their house three or four nights since the trial ended and that they even tried counseling, but she moved out Aug. 13.

"I have a selfish husband, and I think George is all about George," she said.

George Zimmerman and his lawyers have made no public statements on the divorce proceedings.

Shellie Zimmerman was asking that her husband pay for a permanent life insurance policy with her named as the beneficiary, according to a divorce petition made public last week.

George Zimmeran's brother, Robert Zimmerman Jr., tweeted, "We've learned from GZ case not to 'jump to conclusions,' to wait for facts, & to avoid speculation. 'News' is a business -- not your friend."

Earlier last week, WFTV obtained video of Lake Mary police pulling Zimmerman over and issuing him a speeding citation.

In the video, Zimmerman apologized for speeding and when asked for his registration, he hesitated and made sure it was OK to reach into his glove compartment.

"The traffic stop was made. The officer told him why he was being stopped, and Mr. Zimmerman said, 'No problem,'" said Zach Huson of the Lake Mary Police Department. "He provided his material, driver's license, registration and proof of insurance and the citation was issued and that was it."

The stop lasted about six minutes. During that time, Zimmerman never mentioned anything about being armed.

He was issued a $256 ticket.

Last month, Shellie Zimmerman, 26, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor perjury charge for lying about the couple's finances during a bail hearing following her husband's arrest after Martin's shooting.

George Zimmerman, 29, said he acted in self-defense when he killed Martin and the polarizing case opened up national discussions on self-defense laws and race.

Martin was black. Zimmerman has a white father and Hispanic mother.

Shellie Zimmerman was sentenced to a year's probation and 100 hours of community service. Her husband did not attend the sentencing hearing in the Sanford courtroom.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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katal1 - 9/26/2013 9:29 AM
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This piece of work makes no less than $5.000 an interview the whole time stoking the fires for a messy divorce. She was the only one convicted of a crime! Perjury.... Liar,Liar

FlSunRise87 - 9/10/2013 12:49 PM
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and this "Shellie Zimmerman was asking that her husband pay for a permanent life insurance policy with her named as the beneficiary" what a character.. just waiting for him to catch a bullet.

FlSunRise87 - 9/10/2013 12:44 PM
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I thought he filed for divorce because she was tired of living in the spot light... is this fat cow serious?

nativejax - 9/10/2013 11:59 AM
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AND this fat liar claims he pulled a gun on her and her dad? BUT DIDN'T PRESS CHARGES? She is just mad Zimmerman isn't giving in to her 'demands' of the divorce settlement. AND 'daddio' probably has NEVER liked his son-in-law, so if pursues these charges, he doesn't want to perjure himself like his wacko daughter did. "A tree only drops it's own fruit".

whosaysnocan - 9/10/2013 7:59 AM
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I for one have "Zimmerman fatigue." Enough of these two. Certainly they will pop up as they appear to need the attention. Saw this report on the national news this morning. Please stop promoting their need to remain in the news.

mountaintroll - 9/10/2013 3:16 AM
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A convicted perjurer in the opening stages of a nasty divorce case - yeah, I'm going to believe anything she says!

wishmistress - 9/10/2013 1:50 AM
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She is one bizarre piece of work and seems to always be caught in a lie. I agree, Gunny. I wish they would just go away. Our country is falling to sht and these 2 keep popping up.

c9bcrewman - 9/9/2013 9:17 PM
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she is a mess. she is a mean women, to get back at him. she is a liar too.

Gunny48 - 9/9/2013 5:04 PM
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Personally I don't care what these two do.

iondaprize - 9/9/2013 4:41 PM
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So the previous 3 arrests involving violence were all simple misunderstandings right?? It's always them, it's never him. Get a grip. He was the one who didn't stand beside her in court for her perjury charge when she had lied for HIM.
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