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Cook's girlfriend: 'I know he choked me'

Chris Cook's felony trial took another turn Friday as prosecutors played audio tapes of Cook's girlfiend, Chantel Baker, telling police that Cook strangled her. Two days ago Baker recanted her story and said Cook didn't choke her.
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Chris Cook's felony trial took another turn Friday as prosecutors played audio tapes of Cook's girlfiend, Chantel Baker, telling police that Cook strangled her. Two days ago Baker recanted her story and said Cook didn't choke her.

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