How Is This Allowed To Happen? George Zimmerman Had 5 Guns, Ammo When Arrested
Police found five guns and more than 100 rounds of ammunition in the home George Zimmerman shared with his girlfriend, where he was arrested last week, accused of domestic violence.
According to court documents released Tuesday, Zimmerman had a 12-gauge shotgun, an AR-15 assault rifle and three handguns when he was arrested Nov. 18 at his girlfriend's house.
The girlfriend, Samantha Scheibe, claimed in a frantic 911 call that Zimmerman had pointed a shotgun at her during a domestic argument.
On Monday, 30-year-old Zimmerman — acquitted in the high-profile killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla. — swapped his public defender for a private attorney.
He had pled not guilty and is free on $9,000 bail on charges of aggravated assault, battery and criminal mischief.
His former attorney filed a motion Monday seeking the return of several items seized by police which he says are "not related to the domestic violence charges in any way and are not considered evidence" in the case.
Those items include an Apple iPhone, a Blackberry cell phone, a small hand-held flashlight and a pocket knife.
A search warrant filed in court revealed the weapons were locked in a soft-sided case with a combination lock when deputies arrived.
In addition to the shotgun and AR-15 rifle, the warrant revealed Zimmerman had three handguns: a Glock 19, a Taurus 9mm and an Interarms .380-caliber.
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