A Lake Mary police spokesman said no charges are expected into allegations of domestic violence involving George Zimmerman and his estranged wife, Shellie
A iPad that reportedly captured images of what happened between the couple is badly damanged, the spokesman said.
Without that video, police don't have enough information to seek charges, Lake Mary police Officer Zach Hudson said at a news conference at noon.
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Police were called to Zimmerman's house near Seminole State College Monday afternoon when Shellie Zimmerman called 911, saying her estranged husband was threatening her and her father with a gun.
Police temporarily handcuffed George Zimmerman, determined that he did not have a gun during the couple's argument and made no arrest.
They set aside the allegation by Shellie Zimmerman's father, David Dean, that Zimmerman had punched him in the nose because Dean declined to prosecute, even though there was a mark on his face.
But since then they've been investigating claims by Shellie Zimmerman that during their argument her estranged husband abused her and a counter-claim by George Zimmerman that Shellie hit him with an iPad.
The couple got into a fight as they tried to divide household belongings. George Zimmerman's attorney, Mark O'Mara called it an argument over "pots and pans."
Lake Mary police Officer Zach Hudson said Tuesday that Seminole County Sheriff's Office computer experts would work to download video from that iPad, even though George Zimmerman tore it apart during Monday's argument, something captured on a home security camera.
The Seminole County Sheriff's Office reported this morning that its computer experts received that iPad this morning.
Hudson said he was confident authorities would be able to salvage the video and that it would be the definitive piece of evidence that would determine whether George or Shellie would be charged.
Hudson said this morning that police hoped to release that iPad video and an incident report today, perhaps at that noon or 5 p.m. news conference.
Check back for updates. This is a developing story.
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