Dec 7, 2013
George Zimmermans case has been disquieting and murky from the get go. In February, 2012, he has shot a young African American high school student dead. The Trayvon Martin case shocked American people. Many believed that Zimmerman had racial motives to kill the seventeen years old boy. Others thought he was frightened by the hooded stranger walking by. In the end, George Zimmerman did not have to go to jail, due to stand your ground policy. It caused an uproar, since Trayvon Martin has not done anything wrong, he as at the wrong place at the wrong time, yet what Zimmerman did was considered self-defense. Since then, he has had more encounters with the police; the latest one, again, raises questions; at least, this time it did not end in tragedy. Some sources say that Zimmerman was set up.
Only one and a half year after the murder of Trayvon Martin, Zimmerman got arrested again. On November 18, 2013, Zimmermans girlfriend, Samantha Scheibe, called the police, because, after a fight, Zimmerman became violent and threatened her with a weapon. When policemen arrived to the girlfriend's home, Zimmerman refused to let them in, they needed to break into the house to arrest him. Now he is accused with domestic violence and aggravated assault with a weapon. His estranged wife also claimed that he threatened her and her father with a gun. Some people said Zimmerman was another Sandy Hook, waiting to happen. George Zimmerman is a disturbed person on the verge of paranoia, this is obvious.
His girlfriend and her mother have arranged an interview with a reporter of WKMG Channel 6. Samantha Scheibe and her mother were willing to go public with their opinions. They described Zimmerman as an unhinged, lonely, and aggressive person. The two women did not appear on WKMG in an actual interview, but the reporter of WKMG, Erik Sandoval, quoted them on television, since they said "something newsworthy". The legal analyst of the channel, Luis Calderon, said that Scheibe's persistence to get interviewed could actually help Zimmerman on court. The defense might use it as a proof that Scheibe and her mother only want money or publicity instead of justice.
Zimmerman already claims that his girlfriend set him up. Scheibe, on the other hand, said that she has helped him after his divorce and often gave him emotional support. According to Scheibe, he has sent an image from their intimate home video to her family members, in order to humiliate her.
Meanwhile, it turned out that Samantha Scheibe and her mother have asked money for giving interviews to other channels. She denies that she was trying to set Zimmerman up. However, the channel has provided proof that they have been talking with the reporter, Sandoval, three weeks before his attack on 18th November.