George Zimmerman back in court over domestic assault

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George Michael Zimmerman is well known for fatally shooting Trayvon Martin on February 26, 2012. His trial for second-degree murder ended in his acquittal. But George Zimmerman is now back in court again – this time over an aggravated assault with a weapon charge with his girlfriend.

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Goerge Zimmerman, left, with girlfriend, right

It is alleged that Zimmerman threw a bottle of wine in the direction of his girlfriend 4-5 days prior to the arrest. Zimmerman was told by the judge to stay out of Volusia County where his girlfriend currently lives.

The reports:

The Seminole County Sheriff’s Office says the 31-year-old Zimmerman was arrested for aggravated assault in Lake Mary about 10 p.m. Friday and is being held at the John E. Polk Correctional Facility.

During a court appearance Saturday morning, Zimmerman’s bond was set at $5,000 and he was ordered to avoid contact with the woman who was not identified.

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George Zimmerman wearing navy blue scrubs, awaiting first appearance in Seminole County

Zimmerman is reported to have been calm during the brief hearing. He joked with an officer as he signed the paperwork.

He is scheduled to appear back in court on Feb. 17 2014.