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Zimmerman arrested


SHERRYLYN CLARKE, [email protected]

Zimmerman arrested

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APOPKA, Florida (AP) – The man acquitted of criminal charges in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin has been charged with assault and battery following his arrest at the home where he lived with his girlfriend in Florida.
Chief Deputy Dennis Lemma announced the charges today during a press conference in Sanford hours after Zimmerman’s arrest in nearby Apopka, about 15 miles northwest of Orlando.
Lemma says no one was hurt, and no one else was at the home when deputies arrived.
The 30-year-old former neighbourhood watch volunteer has had several brushes with the law since he was acquitted earlier this year of all charges in the fatal shooting of Martin.
Zimmerman and his estranged wife were involved in a domestic dispute in September. Police said no charges were filed against either of them because of a lack of evidence.
Neighbour Catherine Cantrell said she had twice seen a man who looked like Zimmerman get out of a truck that’s been in the driveway for nearly a month. The truck parked there today appeared to be the same one that reporters have seen Zimmerman drive previously.
“I’m in absolute shock. He was never outside. It’s not like he was out flaunting around,” she said.
Cantrell said the woman who lived in the home was very sweet and quiet.

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