“I know the 911 tape suggests that Shellie was saying something but I think that was heightened emotions,” O’Mara said. “There may have been some pushing and touching. That happens a lot in divorce situations. … Nobody was injured.”
Her father also declined to press charges.
George Zimmerman’s brother Robert Zimmerman Jr. tweeted after media reports surfaced about the dispute that “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.”
Authorities are also looking into whether surveillance video from cameras at the house captured the dispute. Also, Shellie Zimmerman said on the 911 call that a city worker witnessed it, and if so, that eyewitness could help authorities decide whether to file charges.
Florida law allows police officers to arrest someone for domestic violence without the consent of the victim.
Shellie Zimmerman was convicted of perjury last month for lying about the couple’s finances at her husband’s bail hearing for killing Martin in February 2012. George Zimmerman said he acted in self-defense when he shot Martin.
George Zimmerman has been involved with a domestic case at least once before. In 2005, Zimmerman’s former fiancee filed for a restraining order against Zimmerman, alleging domestic violence. Zimmerman responded by requesting a restraining order against his then-fiancee.
In an interview with ABC’s “Good Morning America” that aired last Friday, Shellie Zimmerman said of her husband: “I have a selfish husband and I think George is all about George.” She also said her 29-year-old husband is reckless and feels invincible.