Sarah Horner / St. Paul Pioneer Press
ST. PAUL — Diamond Reynolds pleaded not guilty Wednesday, June 28, to charges alleging she assaulted a woman with a hammer in St. Paul along with two accomplices last winter. The plea was entered at the Ramsey County Law Enforcement Center as Reynolds, 27, stood next to two of her attorneys. Also during the hearing, her attorney, Karlowba Adams Powell, asked the judge if it would be OK for Reynolds to travel out of the state and country in the coming months to make various appearances.
ST. PAUL—Jurors on the manslaughter trial of St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez have yet to reach a verdict in the case after four days of deliberation. By the time discussions were shut down for the day Thursday, June 15, the jury had deliberated for about 24 hours, not including breaks. They received the case Monday afternoon after closing arguments by the prosecution and defense. Ramsey County District Court Judge William H. Leary III has wide discretion in deciding when to declare a mistrial if jurors continue to struggle to reach unanimous agreement.
ST. PAUL -- Jurors in the manslaughter trial of a St. Anthony police officer are struggling to reach an agreement about whether Jeronimo Yanez acted recklessly when he fatally shot Philando Castile during a traffic stop last summer. After about 14 hours of deliberation over three days, the jury reconvened in a Ramsey County courtroom on Wednesday afternoon to tell presiding Judge William H.
ST. PAUL -- The manslaughter trial of Jeronimo Yanez is now in the hands of a jury. The defense and prosecution both presented closing arguments Monday, and it’s now up to a jury of 12 to the decide the fate of the St. Anthony police officer who fatally shot Philando Castile in Falcon Heights last summer. An attorney for Yanez told jurors Monday afternoon that his client was not to be blamed for the July 6 shooting. The officer’s conduct was reasonable, he said.
ST. PAUL—What Philando Castile did with his hands in the seconds before his fatal shooting was at the center of testimony Tuesday as the manslaughter trial of the officer charged in his death continued. Castile's girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, told attorneys from the witness stand in Ramsey County District Court that Castile was trying to unbuckle his seatbelt when St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez opened fired into their vehicle, fatally wounding Castile, during a traffic stop in Falcon Heights on July 6.
ST. PAUL -- St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez’s voice boomed inside a crowded Ramsey County courtroom Monday during opening statements in his manslaughter trial for the fatal shooting of Philando Castile. “Don’t pull it out! Don’t move! (Expletive)! (Expletive)! … Don’t move! … Shots fired,” the officer yelled. “Ma’am, keep your hands where I can see them …! I told him not to reach for it! I told him to get his hand off it!
ST. PAUL — After four days of sometimes intense questioning about potential jurors' backgrounds with guns, police officers and the criminal justice system, 23 people have been selected to move on to the final round of jury selection in the manslaughter trial of St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez.
ST. PAUL — Opening day of one of the most highly anticipated trials in Minnesota was marked by last-minute disputes between attorneys and a glimpse of who might sit on the jury that will ultimately decide whether a St. Anthony police officer was legally justified when he shot and killed Philando Castile last summer. Officer Jeronimo Yanez wore a gray suit and sat with his back to the gallery inside Ramsey County District Court as proceedings in his manslaughter case began promptly at 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 30.
ST. PAUL—In the most highly anticipated trial to take place in Minnesota in some time, one key element still remains up in the air: the jury. With the trial of the St. Anthony police officer charged in the death of Philando Castile opening Tuesday, the prosecution and defense will begin the arduous and often time-consuming task of deciding who will compose the 12-member panel that will decide their side's fate.
ST. PAUL — Three of the four people charged in the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old Minnetonka High School student last fall have taken plea deals. Over the past weeks, Christopher Rayshawn Calloway, 33, Davonte Bobo, 24, and Vincent Reanell Harris, 30, have pleaded guilty of various charges stemming from their roles in the slaying.