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Ah, love & justice are blind

Zimmerman's lady wants charges nixed


- George Zimmerman's girlfriend - who authorities said accused him of pointing a shotgun at her - no longer wants him to be prosecuted and wants to resume their relationship, according a new motion.

A sworn statement made by the girlfriend, Samantha Scheibe, was attached to a motion by Zimmerman's lawyer seeking to modify the conditions of Zimmerman's bond in his domestic violence case.

In the statement, Scheibe said she felt "intimidated" when police questioned her about the Nov. 18 incident that led to Zimmerman's arrest. She adds that she "may have misspoken."

"I want to be with George," Scheibe said in the statement, adding later: "I do not want George Zimmerman charged. I make this decision freely, knowingly and voluntarily," and without coercion, she says.

She said that she and Zimmerman had an "argument," but Zimmerman "never pointed a gun at or toward my face in a threatening manner."

Zimmerman, 30, was arrested on aggravated-assault and other charges, after Scheibe accused him of pointing the shotgun at her, according to the Seminole County Sheriff's Office.

She told deputies he also used the gun to break a glass table, then shoved her out of the house and locked the door. Zimmerman is free on $9,000 bail and is living - once again - in hiding.

As a condition for bail, Zimmerman was ordered to have no contact whatsoever with Scheibe and to stay at least 1,500 feet away from her home near Apopka, Fla.

According to a search warrant, Zimmerman talked with deputies after he was taken into custody. He told them that he and Scheibe had lived together since Aug. 23 and that they had agreed to separate earlier during the day he was arrested.

Zimmerman said his plan was to move to Texas, according to the warrant. He told deputies that, as he was packing, Scheibe began to throw his belongings around the house, including two of his guns, the shotgun and one of the handguns.

He denied pointing the gun at Scheibe.

When authorities searched the Apopka home after obtaining a warrant, they found five guns, including a high-tech 12-gauge shotgun, and more than 100 rounds of ammunition.

Zimmerman is the former Neighborhood Watch volunteer acquitted in July of second-degree murder for shooting 17-year-old Trayvon Martin on Feb. 26, 2012, in Sanford, Fla.