Zimmerman's Bond Hearing Reveals He Allegedly Slapped Ex-Girlfriend, Claimed Self-Defense

 During a bond hearing this morning in the murder case involving George Zimmerman, various members of the Zimmerman’s family testified that the killer of Trayvon Martin is not a security threat and should be released on bail. The father of George Zimmerman said his son always “turns the other cheek.”

During the proceeding, prosecutors revealed some new pieces of evidence from an affidavit of Zimmerman’s ex-girlfriend testifying that he attacked her. Media outlets had previously reported that, in July 2005, Zimmerman and his ex-girlfriend had a physical altercation.

While interviewing Zimmerman’s current wife, the state proscecutor read from an affidavit by the ex-girlfriend. She alleged in the sworn statement that he “pushed her,” then slapped her with an open hand to the mouth and “asked her how it felt.” She said he “picked me up and threw me on the bed” and then “grabbed me again.” Zimmerman’s wife responded that her husband was simply trying to “protect himself from being attacked by her.” Watch it:

Zimmerman subsequently filed an injunction against his ex-girlfriend claiming that she was the aggressor in the incident.

Defending his son this morning, Zimmerman’s father said, “I’ve never known him to be violent at all, unless he was provoked.”

Think Progress / By Faiz Shakir | Sourced from

Posted at April 20, 2012, 5:26am

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