George Zimmerman was taken into custody Monday after what the police are calling a “domestic altercation with his wife and her father at a home in Lake Mary, Florida.”
Shellie Zimmerman called 911, and the police found a gun in the home.
“As of right now, (George Zimmerman) has been placed in investigative detention,” Lake Mary police spokesman Zach Hudson said, according to CNN, who also reported that Hudson explained that this is procedure when they suspect someone of doing something.
ABC reports that George Zimmerman is being held at a family residence. “There was some kind of a domestic, we know that with his wife and father-in-law. Apparently there were some weapons involved and threats,” the deputy police chief in Lake Mary told ABC News.
Kelly Sims, Shellie Zimmerman’s attorney, told ABC that George pulled a gun on Shellie and her father.
Zimmerman has not been charged with a crime.
“Domestic altercation”/”Domestic” is often police code for one person who may or may not still be a domestic partner perpetrating violence on their partner. It should be called what it is, as it would be in any other crime. We don’t call robbery a wallet altercation.
On August 29th, I told you that I suspected George Zimmerman of preying on his wife Shellie, who has since filed for divorce. I based this on his past history as well as her demeanor:
George Zimmerman is a predator. He appears to have both abused his former girlfriend and molested his cousin. These are the actions of a predator. A predator stalks their prey, profiles them to find the one least likely to cause repercussions, and then swoops in for the kill. George Zimmerman has been accused of both domestic violence (by a different partner) and molestation of a young female relative. He was also arrested for two third-degree felonies involving assaulting a police officer.
In the August 29th article, I explained that leaving is the most dangerous time for a woman leaving an abusive, controlling partner. Shellie had left George the night before he killed Trayvon.
Shellie Zimmerman filed for divorce just days ago, and the police have already been called via 911. This man is going to kill someone else. It’s just a matter of time.
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