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Samantha Scheibe: George Zimmerman's blonde 'babe'

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  • Samantha Scheibe, 27, was 'visibly shaken' when Zimmerman and Shellie had bust-up outside home of his wife's father on Monday
  • Shellie can be heard on 911 tape screaming 'there's a woman in there!' - a reference to Scheibe
  • The blonde's mother refused to comment on her relationship with the Trayvon Martin shooter
  • A friend of Shellie has referred to her as his 'latest babe'
  • But friend Wesley Richardson, who was also at the scene of the altercation, claims they are all 'just friends'
  • Zimmerman is already facing claims he had affair with another woman, Veronica Zuazo, 31, his former fiancee, after his acquittal in July  
  • Shellie's lawyer says claims of Zimmerman's infidelities 'will all come out in the wash'

By Laura Collins and M L Nestel In Lake Mary, Florida

PUBLISHED: 18:12 EST, 12 September 2013 | UPDATED: 18:55 EST, 12 September 2013



This is the woman whose presence at George Zimmerman’s side fueled his estranged wife’s rage and a violent domestic showdown on Monday afternoon, MailOnline can reveal today.

Pictured here for the first time, Samantha Scheibe is the striking blonde Shellie, 26, refers to as Zimmerman’s ‘latest babe’, according to one close friend.

She is the curvaceous female visible in video footage of Monday’s bust-up in Lake Mary, Florida, during which the divorcing couple fell out spectacularly as they met to split their belongings.

MailOnline has also been told Shellie confronted Zimmerman, 29, about claims of his infidelities in the months since his controversial acquittal of the murder of Trayvon Martin.

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Companion: Samantha Scheibe is the striking blonde Shellie refers to as Zimmerman’s ‘latest babe’ according to one close friend of Zimmerman's estranged wife

Blonde Exits A Vehicle Infront of George Zimmerman's Home

'Visibly shaken': Samantha was with Zimmerman when he had a showdown over their divorce on Monday. Shellie can be heard on the 911 call screaming 'there's a woman in there!'

According to the police report of Monday’s incident, Scheibe, 27, was ‘visibly shaken.’

Scheibe claimed not to know what was going on when armed police responded to Shellie’s panicked 911 call claiming that Zimmerman was threatening her father and was armed.

Shellie later retracted her allegation that Zimmerman had punched her father David Dean on the nose and it was established that no gun was brandished as was originally claimed.

On Wednesday, police admitted it might be months before they can establish the true course of events. An iPad on which Shellie was recording the dispute was ‘shattered’ and ‘in several pieces’ after Zimmerman reportedly grabbed it, opened it with a pocketknife and dashed it on the ground.

But at the end of the 911 call an incensed Shellie can clearly be heard screaming: ‘There’s a woman in there!’

Scheibe was the woman by Zimmerman’s side and, according to the police report, in his truck when he arrived at the Lake Mary property around 2.10pm.  

She refused to provide a statement on the scene though she confirmed to police that there were guns in the truck in which she and Zimmerman were travelling. Both have concealed weapons permits.

She lives just a few moments' drive from the scene of Monday’s drama. 

Zimmerman and police officer

Fight: After spending the last two months since his acquittal over the Trayvon Martin killing in hiding, Zimmerman's private life exploded back into the news this week following the drama at the house

The estranged wife of George Zimmerman faced news cameras with her lawyer on Wednesday

Revealing: Shellie Zimmerman stands with her attorney, Kelly Sims, at a press conference on Wednesday to address their very public divorce and the incident. Sims said the details of Zimmerman's infidelities 'will come out in the wash'

Former flame: Veronica Zuazo, 31, has rekindled her romance with Zimmerman after their engagement broke off in acrimony more than five years ago

Rekindled: MailOnline has been told by sources close to the couple that Zimmerman struck up a relationship with his former fiancee Veronica Zuazo after his acquittal

Miss Scheibe was not at her home yesterday. Her mother, Hope Mason, 47, from Gainesville, Florida, did not immediately respond to a request for comment on her daughter’s involvement with Zimmerman.

Samantha Scheibe has known Zimmerman for several years through high school classmate and mutual friend Wesley Robinson, 29.

Mr Robinson is another witness to Monday’s events. According to the 400lb ‘bodyguard’, as he was described by Shellie's lawyer, the three are all ‘just friends.’

Speaking to MailOnline he said that Shellie had got it wrong: ‘There is no romance.’

He added: ‘People can have their assumptions but she’s just my friend.’

In fact, he insisted, Scheibe was there as much to keep him company as Zimmerman. 

He said: ‘She was there with me and left with me. We all know each other from over the years.’

Samantha Scheibe with mother Zimmerman

Mother: Hope Mason, 47, from Gainesville, Florida, left, did not immediately respond to a request for comment on her daughter’s involvement with Zimmerman

samantha mason circa. 2003 (junior class picture at Lake Mary High School) zimmerman

'Just friends': Zimmerman has known Scheibe through her High School friend, Wesley Richardson. Richardson, who was also at the house on Monday, insists there is no romance

He said Scheibe and he agreed to go with Zimmerman to help him remove various possessions from his father-in-law’s home.

Cancer survivor Mr Robinson said he was indebted to Zimmerman for his support during grueling chemotherapy.

He said: ‘George has been a good friend to me and that’s why I wasn’t going to bail on him in this situation.’

In spite of his physical stature, Mr Robinson insisted that Zimmerman hadn’t asked him to accompany him that day in anticipation of any trouble.

He said: ‘I just had the day off. And I just happened to be there.’

According to the police report, Mr Robinson intervened to restrain Zimmerman’s enraged father-in-law David Dean, holding him back ‘so that George could get away from him.’

Mr Robinson insisted: ‘Samantha and I are friends from high school since 2000. We’re all friends.’

As for Zimmerman bringing his latest ‘conquest’ to the door of his father-in-law’s house, Mr Robinson said: ‘How dumb would that be?”

But Zimmerman’s judgement is precisely what has been repeatedly called into question in recent weeks by friends how have known him just as long, and in some cases much longer, than Mr Robinson.

Interviewed by ABC, Shellie said her estranged husband seemed to feel ‘invincible’ since his acquittal.

His decision to spend time in the company of the young blonde rather than his wife is just part of a pattern of behavior that has left Shellie feeling ‘abandoned and betrayed.' Those emotions exploded on Monday afternoon.

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Holed up: Zimmerman is believed to be staying at the house where the incident took place. A woman dropped off a package at the front door on Thursday

Evidence: Shellie Zimmerman's buckled iPad is believed to have captured footage of the dispute

Crucial: Lake Mary police are waiting to see if they can retrieve footage taken on Shellie's iPad of the incident - before it was smashed to pieces by Zimmerman - before they conclude the investigation

Friends admit they too feel, ‘hurt and used’ by Zimmerman who has cut all ties with those who supported him during his trial and embarked on a chaotic existence of run-ins with the law and allegations of infidelity. 

MailOnline was the first to reveal that Zimmerman’s infidelity lay behind Shellie’s shock divorce petition last week.

Just days after Zimmerman’s controversial acquittal on 13 July he ‘went AWOL.’ 

He left the wife who had loyally supported him through death threats and months in hiding and, as race-hate blazed over his shooting of unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon, embarked on an affair with a former fiancée - Veronica Zuazo, 31.

Zuazo and Zimmerman split in 2005 after a torrid relationship that saw both file civil motions for injunctions against the other. 

In August of that year Zuazo claimed that Zimmerman had trailed her round her neighbourhood, prompting a confrontation in which her dog bit him. 

Three years earlier, in 2002, she alleged he had struck her with an open handed slap when she popped bubble gum in his face during a drive to anger management couple counseling. 

Zimmerman responded by claiming that Zuazo was the aggressor and that son two separate occasions she had attacked him with a baseball bat and clawed and scratched him.

An Orange County judge told the pair to keep away from each other – advice echoed by Shellie Zimmerman’s divorce attorney Kelly Sims in a press conference yesterday afternoon.

Speaking for his client he said he hoped Shellie and Zimmerman would ‘each take ten paces back,’ and let the lawyers do the talking in the forthcoming divorce.

When asked about the Zimmerman’s infidelity Sims declined to go into detail but said things would ‘all come out in the wash.’



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