Girlfriend wants charges dropped against Zimmerman

CREATED Dec. 10, 2013

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Prosecutors could legally continue to pursue a domestic violence case against George Zimmerman if they wanted, despite a signed affidavit from his girlfriend asking them not to.
Zimmerman presented the affidavit to a judge Monday as part of a request to change the terms of his bond so he can have contact with girlfriend Samantha Scheibe. A hearing on the motion will be held later.
Lynne Bumpus Hooper is a spokeswoman for the State Attorney's Office. She said in an email Monday that prosecutors can and have gone on in domestic cases without the victim's cooperation.
But she also said a case becomes more difficult to prove if prosecutors don't have a victim's testimony or if the victim is the only witness.

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