Zimmerman, wife say the other was aggressor

In this June 24, 2013 file photo, George Zimmerman, left, arrives in Seminole circuit court, with his wife Shellie, in Sanford, Fla. Shellie Zimmerman called police on Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, saying her husband threatened her and her dad with a gun. (AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Joe Burbank, Pool, File)
In this June 24, 2013 file photo, George Zimmerman, left, arrives in Seminole circuit court, with his wife Shellie, in Sanford, Fla. Shellie Zimmerman called police on Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, saying her husband threatened her and her dad with a gun. (AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Joe Burbank, Pool, File)

LAKE MARY, Fla. (AP) — George Zimmerman’s attorney says his client never threatened his estranged wife and her father with a gun even though Shellie Zimmerman reported that in a 911 call.

Mark O’Mara says that the dispute between George and Shellie Zimmerman at her father’s house was the result of heightened emotions from their ongoing divorce.

O’Mara says there may be have been some “pushing and touching” but George Zimmerman never punched his father-in-law.

On the 911 call, Shellie Zimmerman says her husband had punched her father in the face and had threatened them with a firearm.

O’Mara says neither side wants to press charges.

Shellie Zimmerman said in her divorce filing that she and her husband had separated a month after he was acquitted in July of any crime for fatally shooting 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

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