Yesterday O'Mara said he will not represent Zimmerman in his upcoming divorce proceedings, nor will he defend him against any charges stemming from a widely reported domestic dispute with his estranged wife Shellie and father-in-law yesterday.
Eight police cruisers reportedly rushed to a house in Lake Mary, Florida after a terrified Shellie Zimmerman called 911 screaming, 'I’m really, really scared.'
The confrontation occurred just four days after Shellie Zimmerman filed for divorce.
Meanwhile Shellie Zimmerman claims that her estranged husband broke an iPad she used to record video of their tense confrontation on Monday afternoon, Officer Zach Hudson of the Lake Mary Police Department told the press.
‘That iPad is in half a dozen pieces at this point,’ Hudson said. The broken device has reportedly been sent to a lab where technicians will attempt to extract the video Shellie Zimmerman recorded in search of the potential evidence it may still contain.
Lake Mary Police Chief Steve Bracknell told the press on Monday that at that time authorities had not had enough evidence to charge George Zimmerman with a crime. The video on the iPad could potentially alter that situation.
According to Gawker, on Monday Zimmerman’s attorney O'Mara 'appeared to struggle with his anger at his client during the incident in which he went to Zimmerman's house while police were still there.'
Police had raced to Zimmerman’s in-laws house after Shellie Zimmerman called 911, saying that Zimmerman had threatened her and her father with his gun.
At a press conference following the incident O'Mara responded tersely to a question asking if he had any advice for Zimmerman.
'Pay me,' O'Mara said.
But critics note that O'Mara isn't cutting all of his ties with his reviled client. That's because there's still some money to be made from the train wreck that is George Zimmerman's life, they say.
O'Mara currently moonlights as a CNN legal analyst, and will still serve as Zimmerman's counsel in a defamation suit against NBC.