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Mark O' Mara, lawyer for George Zimmerman, won't represent him in domestic altercation or his divorce, report says

Scene outside the home of Shellie Zimmerman's parents in Lake Mary, Florida. WKMG

Last Updated Sep 9, 2013 6:51 PM EDT

Scene outside the home of Shellie Zimmerman's parents in Lake Mary, Florida.
WKMG

(CBS) - George Zimmerman's lawyer has said he won't represent the 29-year-old, who was acquitted in July in the February, 2012 shooting death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin, in a recent domestic dispute incident or his divorce, reports CNN.

The announcement came a day after Zimmerman and his estranged wife Shellie were reportedly involved in a domestic incident at the Central Florida home of Shellie Zimmerman's parents. Shellie Zimmerman called 911 and told police her husband was threatening her and her father with a gun.

She later changed her story. According to Lake Mary Police Department spokesman Zach Hudson, Shellie Zimmerman and her father now say they never saw a gun, and no gun was found. Although WKMG reports that Zimmerman's attorney, Mark O'Mara, said Zimmerman had a gun holstered to his body.

Shellie Zimmerman has reportedly decided not to press charges..

"He's in his car and he continually has his hand on his gun and he keeps saying 'step closer' and he's just threatening all of us," Shellie Zimmerman said in the call.

Days before, Shellie Zimmerman filed for divorce.

O'Mara will continue to represent Zimmerman in a pending defamation suit against NBC and sanctions and costs from his second-degree murder trial, reports CBS affiliate WKMG.

During a press conference following Monday's incident, O'Mara said "Pay me" when asked if he had any advice for his client, ABC reported.

Zimmerman has been stopped for speeding twice since his acquittal. The racially-charged case drew the international spotlight after Zimmerman wasn't arrested for several weeks following Martin's shooting death.

During the trial, O'Mara argued that Zimmerman was attacked by Martin and shot in self-defense, securing an acquittal for his client.

After the incident Monday, O'Mara said Monday's dispute involving the Zimmermans isn't uncommon for a couple in the midst of a divorce. He said his client never threatened anyone with a gun and never punched his father-in-law.

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  • Erin Donaghue

    Erin Donaghue covers crime for CBSNews.com's Crimesider.

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