September 10th, 2013
04:28 PM ET

Police say iPad may prove key in Zimmerman marital altercation case

An iPad used to shoot video of a confrontation that allegedly erupted Monday between George Zimmerman and his estranged wife, Shellie, and her father might prove key in determining whether charges will be filed, police said Tuesday in Lake Mary, Florida.

"Unfortunately, the iPad is in several pieces," police spokesman Zach Hudson told reporters about the device, which he said George Zimmerman had damaged.

The incident comes two months after Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer, was acquitted of second-degree murder in the shooting death in nearby Sanford of Trayvon Martin, a 17-year-old unarmed youth.

Police have sent the pieces of the iPad for analysis, Hudson said. "We want to get all the information, the footage, off it."

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  1. chrissy

    George Zimmerman seems to be a disaster lookin for a place to happen! I predict he will be doing prison time soon! He has absolutely no common sense because if he did he would stop drawing attention to himself! Particularly legal attention!

    September 10, 2013 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Ruppert Jenkins

    Shellie Zimmerman has already been convicted of perjury. She is not known for her truthfulness. Let this play out and you'll see.

    September 10, 2013 at 6:41 pm | Report abuse |
  3. banasy©

    If not this, another. He's an attention mongrel.

    September 10, 2013 at 6:49 pm | Report abuse |
  4. chrissy

    That may well be true @ ruppert but dumb george did sock an elderly man (her father) in the nose, and that is just NOT acceptable behavior. Especially stupid behavior on georges part when he is already one of the countries most hated persons! Stupid is as stupid does!

    September 10, 2013 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Scottish Mama

    I think him having his hand on his gun proves that he is ready and willing to shoot anyone and has done so. He fights with police, he batters women, and has killed a teenager. Actions do speak louder than words.

    September 10, 2013 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    This will not "resurrect" Martin. Charge him with domestic violence and move on. No evidence? Then shut up. I never heard of a cop not being able to discern the aggressor in a DV case that they charge and haul off to jail. Any other DV case do you "wait" till a ipad or any piece of junk is analyzed.

    September 10, 2013 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse |
  7. chrissy

    Well thats just crap @ JF. If you haven't heard of it you must not pay attention because it happens all the time!!! And george is just a ticking time bomb!

    September 10, 2013 at 10:01 pm | Report abuse |
  8. chrissy

    And many times nothing is done until its to late and someone ends up dead!

    September 10, 2013 at 10:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      We cannot have history repeat itself, chrissy. He'll be put under the microscope from now on.

      September 10, 2013 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
  9. NAACP Racism

    Jeffrey Babbitt, 62, was pronounced dead Monday, five days after being beaten by a man who allegedly said, "I'm gonna punch out the first white guy I see," according to police commissioner Ray Kelly. Yet another racist attack committed by the most racist group of people in America, African American's.

    September 11, 2013 at 8:16 am | Report abuse |
    • Sarah

      i ignorance is bliss

      September 11, 2013 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
  10. Karmamaster

    Too bad his estranged wife and her father didn't stand their ground and put George in the ground; it's just a matter of time before someone does.

    September 11, 2013 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |