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Prosecutor: Girlfriend claims Zimmerman tried to choke her about a week earlier

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    This image provided by the Seminole County Sheriff`s Office shows former neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman after he was arrested Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, in Apopka, Fla. Zimmerman was charged with assault Monday after his girlfriend called deputies to the home where they were living and claimed he pointed a shotgun at her during an argument, authorities said. (AP Photo/Seminole County Sheriff`s Office)

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    FILE - In this July 9, 2013 file photo, George Zimmerman leaves the courtroom for a lunch break his trial in Seminole Circuit Court, in Sanford, Fla. A Seminole County Sheriff's Office statement says Zimmerman was arrested Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, after deputies responded to a disturbance call at a house in Apopka, Fla. Zimmerman will be transported and booked into jail. (AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Joe Burbank, Pool, File)

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    Seminole County Chief Deputy Dennis Lemma talks with media, Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, in Orlando, Fla., about the latest arrest of George Zimmerman, who was acquitted in July of criminal charges in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman was charged Monday with assault after deputies were called to the home where he lived with his girlfriend, who claimed he pointed a shotgun at her during an argument, authorities said. (AP Photo/Willie J. Allen Jr.)

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    Seminole County Chief Deputy Dennis Lemma talks with media, Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, in Orlando, Fla., about the latest arrest of George Zimmerman, who was acquitted in July of criminal charges in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman was charged Monday with assault after deputies were called to the home where he lived with his girlfriend, who claimed he pointed a shotgun at her during an argument, authorities said. (AP Photo/Willie J. Allen Jr.)

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    Former neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman after he was arrested Monday in Apopka, Fla.

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Former neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman after he was arrested Monday in Apopka, Fla.

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SANFORD, Fla.  — A prosecutor says George Zimmerman’s girlfriend claims he choked her about a week ago but she didn’t report it to police at the time.

The prosecutor told a judge about the allegation during a first appearance today on domestic violence-related charges of aggravated assault, battery and criminal mischief.

The judge set George Zimmerman’s bond at $9,000 and ordered that he not possess guns or ammunition. He was ordered to stay away from the girlfriend’s house and wear a monitoring device.

Zimmerman was taken into custody Monday after girlfriend Samantha Scheibe told deputies he pointed a shotgun at her during an argument.

In a 911 call, Zimmerman denied pointing a gun at Scheibe.

The 30-year-old former neighborhood watch volunteer was acquitted earlier this year of criminal charges in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin.

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