iPad Video Becomes Key in George Zimmerman Case

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
Police are focusing on a broken iPad to provide proof of a domestic dispute between George Zimmerman and his estranged wife.

FILE - George Zimmerman, right, and attorney Don West, stand as the judge enters the courtroom in Seminole circuit court for a pretrial hearing, in Sanford, Fla., in this Saturday, June 8, 2013 file photo. Jury selection begins Monday June 10, 2013 in the second-degree murder trial, which is expected to last about six weeks. Martin's killing drew worldwide attention as it sparked a national debate about race, equal justice under the law and gun control. (AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Joe Burbank, Pool)

LAKE MARY, Fla. (AP) -- Police in central Florida are focusing on a broken iPad in their investigation of a domestic dispute between George Zimmerman and his estranged wife.

Without video from the iPad or some other piece of independent evidence, legal experts say it will be hard to build a case because Shellie Zimmerman changed her story about her husband threatening her with a gun and decided not to press charges.

Police in Lake Mary said Tuesday they were confident they would be able to get video from Shellie Zimmerman's broken iPad, and the evidence will help them determine if charges should be filed.

Lake Mary is southwest of Sanford, where George Zimmerman fatally shot unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin last year. He was acquitted in July of all charges in the shooting.


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