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photos: family and friends of castile come to court for jury deliberations


david joles – star tribunegallery: valerie castile, front left, the mother of philando castile, walks towards the ramsey county courthouse, escorted by two unidentified persons wednesday, june 14, 2017, in st. paul, mn. inside the jury was deliberating on the fate of officer geronimo yanez, who shot and killed castile following a traffic stop in 2016.






castile trial had video evidence _ but not of key seconds


st. paul, minn. — the world learned of philando castile's death through a facebook livestream launched by his girlfriend seconds after he was shot by a minnesota police officer.but no video existed of exactly what happened inside the car. that left a jury to decide whether they believed officer jeronimo yanez on the witness stand, and they opted friday to acquit the officer.yanez testified that castile, a school cafeteria worker, was reaching for his gun despite his commands not to pull it out. and yanez said he feared for his life.friday's acquittal prompted swearing from castile's family members. valerie castile said her son was murdered.juror dennis ploussard says most jurors voted for acquittal early on. two holdouts eventually agreed after five days. he says the jury sympathizes with






family and friends of castile come to court for jury deliberations


glen stubbe – star tribunegallery: valerie castile, philando's mother, center, is escorted from the courtroom at the end of the fourth day of jury deliberation by charles johnson of the hatchett firm, left, and allysza castile, philando's sister, right, thursday, june 15, 2017, in st. paul, mn.






castile, yanez families inextricably linked by tragedy


two families were thrust into the spotlight when jeronimo yanez fatally shot philando castile last year, and now the officer’s trial becomes a high-profile test case of police use of force and racial profiling.the victim’s family stepped into a role they never asked for and became a beacon in the fight for the safety of black people across the country.the officer’s family retreated into seclusion, vacating their suburban home twice to escape the media onslaught as their son was branded by some as a murderer before any evidence had been presented in court.the nation will be watching the next few weeks as yanez stands trial in ramsey county for killing castile, and so will two families forever linked through a shared tragedy. the yanez family recently sat down to talk about the past 10 month






castile, yanez families inextricably linked by tragedy


two families were thrust into the spotlight when jeronimo yanez fatally shot philando castile last year, and now the officer’s trial becomes a high-profile test case of police use of force and racial profiling.the victim’s family stepped into a role they never asked for and became a beacon in the fight for the safety of black people across the country. the officer’s mexican-american family retreated into seclusion, vacating their suburban home twice to escape the media onslaught as their son was branded by some as a murderer before any evidence had been presented in court.the nation will be watching the next few weeks as yanez stands trial in ramsey county for killing castile, and so will two families forever linked through a shared tragedy. the yanez family recently sat down to talk about






castile, yanez families inextricably linked by tragedy


two families were thrust into the spotlight when jeronimo yanez fatally shot philando castile last year, and now the officer's trial becomes a high-profile test case of police use of force and racial profiling.the victim's family stepped into a role they never asked for and became a beacon in the fight for the safety of black people across the country. the officer's mexican-american family retreated into seclusion, vacating their suburban home twice to escape the media onslaught as their son was branded by some as a murderer before any evidence had been presented in court.the nation will be watching the next few weeks as yanez stands trial in ramsey county for killing castile, and so will two families forever linked through a shared tragedy. the yanez family recently sat down to talk about






castile, yanez families inextricably linked by tragedy


two families were thrust into the spotlight when jeronimo yanez fatally shot philando castile last year, and now the officer's trial becomes a high-profile test case of police use of force and racial profiling.the victim's family stepped into a role they never asked for and became a beacon in the fight for the safety of black people across the country.the officer's family retreated into seclusion, vacating their suburban home twice to escape the media onslaught as their son was branded by some as a murderer before any evidence had been presented in court.the nation will be watching the next few weeks as yanez stands trial in ramsey county for killing castile, and so will two families forever linked through a shared tragedy. the yanez family recently sat down to talk about the past 10 month






the yanez trial: the main points of each side's case


a ramsey county jury is deliberating the case against st. anthony police officer jeronimo yanez in the fatal shooting of philando castile. the main points of each side’s case:prosecution:• yanez stopped castile on larpenteur avenue in falcon heights on july 6 because of racial profiling.• yanez was nervous, failed to follow training and panicked after castile volunteered that he had a gun.• castile was reaching for his wallet, not his gun. yanez couldn’t have seen the gun because it was in his pocket.• yanez used unreasonable force by firing seven shots into the car.defense:• yanez stopped castile after castile made eye contact with a “deer in the headlights” look.• yanez acted reasonably after seeing a gun and believing his life was in danger.• castile was under the influence of marijuana






minnesota police officer acquitted in shooting death of philando castile


a minnesota police officer was acquitted of manslaughter friday in the fatal shooting of philando castile, a black motorist whose girlfriend streamed the aftermath live on facebook.jeronimo yanez was also cleared of two lesser charges in the july traffic stop in a st. paul suburb, drawing an emotional reaction from castile family members who stormed out of the courtroom."the fact in this matter is that my son was murdered, and i'll continue to say murdered, because where in this planet (can you) tell the truth, and you be honest, and you still be murdered by the police of minnesota," his mother, valerie castile said, referring to the fact that her son was shot seconds after he volunteered to the officer, "sir, i have to tell you, i do have a firearm on me.""he didn't deserve to die the way






minnesota police officer acquitted in shooting death of philando castile


a minnesota police officer was acquitted of manslaughter friday in the fatal shooting of a philando castile, a black motorist whose girlfriend streamed the aftermath live on facebook.jeronimo yanez was also cleared of two lesser charges in the july traffic stop in a st. paul suburb. jurors deliberated for about 29 hours over five days before reaching the verdict in the death of castile, who was shot just seconds after informing yanez that he was carrying a gun.castile's family members reacted angrily, with his mother, valerie, standing and swearing as the verdict was read. she and other family members immediately tried to leave the courtroom, and did so after security officers briefly barred the way.outside the courthouse, valerie castile said yanez got away with "murder," noting that her






officer yanez expected to plead not guilty today in castile death


st. anthony officer jeronimo yanez is expected to plead not guilty to manslaughter and other charges monday in the july shooting death of 32-year-old philando castile.prosecutors say yanez shot castile during a july 6 traffic stop after castile told him he was armed. castile's girlfriend was in the car and streamed the shooting's aftermath live on facebook. authorities later discovered castile had a permit to carry a weapon.earlier this month, ramsey county district court judge william leary iii denied a defense request to dismiss the case.attorneys for yanez, who is latino, have argued that their client feared for his life and had no choice but to shoot castile.






police officer acquitted of philando castile killing | usa news


a minnesota police officer was acquitted of manslaughter on friday for the fatal shooting of philando castile, a black motorist whose girlfriend streamed the aftermath live on facebook.jeronimo yanez was also cleared of two lesser charges related to the july traffic stop in a st paul suburb. jurors deliberated for about 29 hours over five days before reaching the verdict in the death of castile, 32, who was shot just seconds after informing yanez that he was carrying a gun.yanez, who is latino, testified that castile was pulling his gun out of his pocket despite his commands not to do so. the defence also argued castile was high on cannabis and said that affected his actions.castile had a permit for the weapon and prosecutors questioned whether yanez ever saw it. they argued that the offic






jury still deliberating in case of officer who shot castile


st. paul, minn. — jurors weighing the fate of a minnesota police officer who killed a black motorist last july are headed into their fifth day of deliberations.officer jeronimo yanez is charged with manslaughter in the death of philando castile. yanez shot castile during a traffic stop in a st. paul suburb after castile informed the officer he was carrying a gun. castile had a permit for the firearm.deliberations resume friday morning.on wednesday, the apparently deadlocked jury was summoned to court by the judge and told to keep deliberating. thursday's deliberations passed quietly.yanez testified castile was pulling the gun out against his instructions and he feared for his life. prosecutors insist yanez never saw a gun and had plenty of options short of shooting castile.






philando castile's mother responds to officer acquittal


the officer involved in the shooting of philando castile has been acquitted of all charges, leaving the victim’s family enraged.read philando castile’s girlfriend reveals new details from night of shootingthe associated press reports the jury came to the decision on friday (june 16) after nearly a week of deliberation. jeronimo yanez opened fire on castile july 6, 2016 after pulling castile over for a traffic stop. his girlfriend diamond reynolds who was also in the vehicle with their child, recorded the aftermath of the shooting on facebook live, bringing national attention to the shooting.during the trial, yanez argued that he fired into the car because he thought castile was going for his registered gun. reynolds claimed the father made the officer aware of his gun while retrieving his






police officer acquitted of philando castile killing | usa news


a minnesota police officer was acquitted of manslaughter on friday for the fatal shooting of philando castile, a black motorist whose girlfriend streamed the aftermath live on facebook.jeronimo yanez was also cleared of two lesser charges related to the july traffic stop in a st. paul suburb. jurors deliberated for about 29 hours over five days before reaching the verdict in the death of castile, 32, who was shot just seconds after informing yanez that he was carrying a gun.yanez, who is latino, testified that castile was pulling his gun out of his pocket despite his commands not to do so. the defence also argued castile was high on marijuana and said that affected his actions.castile had a permit for the weapon, and prosecutors questioned whether yanez ever saw it. they argued that the of






minnesota officer says philando castile had hand on gun when shot – the denver p


st. paul, minn. — a minnesota police officer charged in the death of a black motorist testified friday that the man was pulling out his gun and ignoring his commands to stop when he shot him.officer jeronimo yanez, facing a manslaughter charge in the death of cafeteria worker philando castile, said he feared for his life and could clearly see the gun.“i was scared to death. i thought i was going to die. my family’s faces popped up in my mind, my wife and baby girl,” yanez said, his voice choked with emotion.prosecutors say yanez’s actions were unreasonable. castile, 32, had a permit for the weapon and prosecutors have sought to portray him as being cooperative when he volunteered to yanez early during the stop, “sir, i have to tell you, i do have a firearm on me.”a central question at tria






minnesota cop on tape after philando castile shooting: 'i don't know where the g


a minnesota police officer who fatally shot a black motorist told a supervisor on the scene that he didn't know where the motorist's gun was, but added that he told the motorist to get his hand off the firearm, according to audio recorded after the shooting.the audio is key evidence in the manslaughter trial of officer jeronimo yanez, who shot philando castile last july in a st. paul suburb. prosecutors argue yanez acted unreasonably; his attorneys say he feared for his life and made a split-second decision in the presence of a gun.yanez and another officer had stopped castile over a broken taillight when the 32-year-old elementary school cafeteria worker informed yanez he was carrying a gun. within seconds of hearing that, yanez fired seven shots and castile was mortally wounded.the shoot






lab supervisor: castile gun was loaded, no round in chamber


st. paul, minn. — a minnesota police officer who fatally shot a black motorist told a supervisor on the scene that he didn't know where the motorist's gun was, but added that he told the motorist to get his hand off the firearm, according to audio recorded after the shooting.the audio is key evidence in the manslaughter trial of officer jeronimo yanez, who shot philando castile last july in a st. paul suburb. prosecutors argue yanez acted unreasonably; his attorneys say he feared for his life and made a split-second decision in the presence of a gun.yanez and another officer had stopped castile over a broken taillight when the 32-year-old elementary school cafeteria worker informed yanez he was carrying a gun. within seconds of hearing that, yanez fired seven shots and castile was mortally






key developments in minnesota officer's manslaughter trial


st. paul, minn. — the manslaughter trial of a minnesota police officer who shot and killed a black motorist will resume monday with closing arguments.officer jeronimo yanez shot and killed philando castile during a traffic stop last july in the minneapolis suburb of falcon heights. castile's girlfriend streamed the immediate aftermath live on facebook, which brought the case extra attention.castile informed yanez during the stop that he had a gun. he had a permit to carry it.yanez testified friday that he saw the gun and that castile disregarded his commands not to pull it out of his pocket before he opened fire. five of the seven shots he fired struck castile.castile faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted of the manslaughter charge.






change of venue request for officer who killed castile


st. paul, minn. — attorneys for a police officer facing manslaughter charges in the fatal shooting of philando castile don't think the defendant can get a fair trial in ramsey county, so they've filed a motion for a change of venue.st. anthony officer jeronimo yanez shot castile seven times during a july traffic stop in the st. paul suburb of falcon heights. castile's girlfriend streamed the aftermath live on facebook in a video that's been widely seen online. castile told yanez he was armed. he had a permit to carry a gun.yanez's attorneys say he had no choice but to shoot castile after he saw the gun and believed his life was in danger. the officer has pleaded not guilty to manslaughter and other charges. his trial is scheduled to begin may 30.






officer acquitted in castile shooting; hundreds protest


st. paul, minn. — a minnesota police officer was cleared friday in the fatal shooting of philando castile, a black motorist whose death captured national attention when his girlfriend streamed the grim aftermath on facebook.castile's family stormed out of the courtroom after the verdict was read, and the city of st. anthony swiftly announced plans to dismiss officer jeronimo yanez, despite his acquittal. yanez was charged with manslaughter in the death of castile, a 32-year-old school cafeteria worker, during a july 6 traffic stop that turned deadly seconds after castile alerted the officer that he was carrying a gun. castile had a permit for the weapon."the fact in this matter is that my son was murdered, and i'll continue to say murdered, because where in this planet (can you) tell the t






cop who shot and killed philando castile says he was "scared to death"


st. paul, minn.  -- a minnesota police officer charged in the death of a black motorist testified friday that he was "scared to death" and fired because the man was pulling out his gun and ignoring commands to stop. officer jeronimo yanez, facing a manslaughter charge in the death of philando castile, said he could clearly see the gun that castile had just told the officer he was carrying. "i was scared to death. i thought i was going to die. my family's faces popped up in my mind, my wife and baby girl," the 29-year-old yanez said, his voice choked with emotion. closing arguments were expected monday. philando castile cbs minnesota prosecutors say yanez's actions were unreasonable. yanez had pulled the 32-year-old cafeteria worker over because of a faulty brake light. castile had a permit






hundreds protest after minnesota officer acquitted in death of philando castile


a minnesota police officer was cleared friday in the fatal shooting of philando castile, a black motorist whose death captured national attention when his girlfriend streamed the grim aftermath on facebook.castile's family stormed out of the courtroom after the verdict was read, and the city of st. anthony swiftly announced plans to dismiss officer jeronimo yanez, despite his acquittal. yanez was charged with manslaughter in the death of castile, a 32-year-old school cafeteria worker, during a july 6 traffic stop that turned deadly seconds after castile alerted the officer that he was carrying a gun. castile had a permit for the weapon."the fact in this matter is that my son was murdered, and i'll continue to say murdered, because where in this planet (can you) tell the truth, and you be h






fifth day of jury deliberations underway in yanez trial


the fifth day of jury deliberations is underway friday in the manslaughter trial of officer jeronimo yanez for the shooting of philando castile, while a jury's request to have yanez's testimony re-read to them was denied.in a brief hearing at about 9:45 p.m., jurors convened with castile's family and attorneys looking on to ask if a transcript of yanez's testimony from last week could be read to them in court. judge william leary iii denied the request without explanation and asked them to continue deliberating. the jurors entered their 26th hour of deliberation shortly before 10 a.m.yanez took the stand june 9 in the fifth day of testimony in his trial, where he said he fired at castile because he feared for his life. "i thought i was going to die," yanez testified, with a packed courtroo






minnesota officer on tape: 'i don't know where the gun was'


st. paul, minn. — a minnesota police officer who fatally shot a black motorist told a supervisor on the scene that he didn't know where the motorist's gun was, but added that he told the motorist to get his hand off the firearm, according to audio recorded after the shooting.the audio is key evidence in the manslaughter trial of officer jeronimo yanez, who shot philando castile last july in a st. paul suburb. prosecutors argue yanez acted unreasonably; his attorneys say he feared for his life and made a split-second decision in the presence of a gun.yanez and another officer had stopped castile over a broken taillight when the 32-year-old elementary school cafeteria worker informed yanez he was carrying a gun. within seconds of hearing that, yanez fired seven shots and castile was mortally






philando castile case verdict: jeronimo yanez not guilty


st. paul, minn. - a jury on friday found a minnesota police officer not guilty of manslaughter in the death of a black motorist.defense attorneys contended the 29-year-old latino officer was scared for his life and was justified in shooting 32-year-old philando castile. jeronimo yanez shot castile five times last july during a traffic stop in a st. paul suburb, just seconds after castile informed him he was carrying a gun. prosecutors insisted yanez never saw a gun and had plenty of options short of shooting castile, an elementary school cafeteria worker they say was never a threat.philando castile's girlfriend livestreamed the gruesome aftermath of the shooting on facebook. the video was shared widely, and included diamond reynolds' statements that castile hadn't been reaching for his gun






lab supervisor: castile gun was loaded, no round in chamber


st. paul, minn. (ap) — a minnesota police officer who fatally shot a black motorist told a supervisor on the scene that he didn’t know where the motorist’s gun was, but added that he told the motorist to get his hand off the firearm, according to audio recorded after the shooting.the audio is key evidence in the manslaughter trial of officer jeronimo yanez, who shot philando castile last july in a st. paul suburb. prosecutors argue yanez acted unreasonably; his attorneys say he feared for his life and made a split-second decision in the presence of a gun.yanez and another officer had stopped castile over a broken taillight when the 32-year-old elementary school cafeteria worker informed yanez he was carrying a gun. within seconds of hearing that, yanez fired seven shots and castile was mor






protesters of castile shooting largely cleared from freeway


st. paul, minn. — a minnesota police officer was cleared friday in the fatal shooting of philando castile, a black motorist whose death captured national attention when his girlfriend streamed the grim aftermath on facebook.castile's family stormed out of the courtroom after the verdict was read, and the city of st. anthony swiftly announced plans to dismiss officer jeronimo yanez, despite his acquittal. yanez was charged with manslaughter in the death of castile, a 32-year-old school cafeteria worker, during a july 6 traffic stop that turned deadly seconds after castile alerted the officer that he was carrying a gun. castile had a permit for the weapon."the fact in this matter is that my son was murdered, and i'll continue to say murdered, because where in this planet (can you) tell the t






thousands march after minnesota officer acquitted in death of philando castile


a minnesota police officer was cleared friday in the fatal shooting of philando castile, a black motorist whose death captured national attention when his girlfriend streamed the grim aftermath on facebook.castile's family stormed out of the courtroom after the verdict was read, and the city of st. anthony swiftly announced plans to dismiss officer jeronimo yanez, despite his acquittal. yanez was charged with manslaughter in the death of castile, a 32-year-old school cafeteria worker, during a july 6 traffic stop that turned deadly seconds after castile alerted the officer that he was carrying a gun. castile had a permit for the weapon."the fact in this matter is that my son was murdered, and i'll continue to say murdered, because where in this planet (can you) tell the truth, and you be h






thousands march after minnesota officer acquitted in death of philando castile


a minnesota police officer was cleared friday in the fatal shooting of philando castile, a black motorist whose death captured national attention when his girlfriend streamed the grim aftermath on facebook.castile's family stormed out of the courtroom after the verdict was read, and the city of st. anthony swiftly announced plans to dismiss officer jeronimo yanez, despite his acquittal. yanez was charged with manslaughter in the death of castile, a 32-year-old school cafeteria worker, during a july 6 traffic stop that turned deadly seconds after castile alerted the officer that he was carrying a gun. castile had a permit for the weapon."the fact in this matter is that my son was murdered, and i'll continue to say murdered, because where in this planet (can you) tell the truth, and you be h






thousands protest after minnesota officer acquitted in death of philando castile


a minnesota police officer was cleared friday in the fatal shooting of philando castile, a black motorist whose death captured national attention when his girlfriend streamed the grim aftermath on facebook.castile's family stormed out of the courtroom after the verdict was read, and the city of st. anthony swiftly announced plans to dismiss officer jeronimo yanez, despite his acquittal. yanez was charged with manslaughter in the death of castile, a 32-year-old school cafeteria worker, during a july 6 traffic stop that turned deadly seconds after castile alerted the officer that he was carrying a gun. castile had a permit for the weapon."the fact in this matter is that my son was murdered, and i'll continue to say murdered, because where in this planet (can you) tell the truth, and you be h






hundreds gather at protest after minnesota officer acquitted


st. paul, minn. — a minnesota police officer was cleared friday in the fatal shooting of philando castile, a black motorist whose death captured national attention when his girlfriend streamed the grim aftermath on facebook.castile's family stormed out of the courtroom after the verdict was read, and the city of st. anthony swiftly announced plans to dismiss officer jeronimo yanez, despite his acquittal. yanez was charged with manslaughter in the death of castile, a 32-year-old school cafeteria worker, during a july 6 traffic stop that turned deadly seconds after castile alerted the officer that he was carrying a gun. castile had a permit for the weapon."the fact in this matter is that my son was murdered, and i'll continue to say murdered, because where in this planet (can you) tell the t






police officer cleared in shooting death of black motorist that was streamed on


st. paul, minn. — a minnesota police officer was cleared friday in the fatal shooting of philando castile, a black motorist whose death captured national attention when his girlfriend streamed the grim aftermath on facebook.castile’s family stormed out of the courtroom after the verdict was read, and the city of st. anthony swiftly announced plans to dismiss officer jeronimo yanez, despite his acquittal. yanez was charged with manslaughter in the death of castile, a 32-year-old school cafeteria worker, during a july 6 traffic stop that turned deadly seconds after castile alerted the officer that he was carrying a gun. castile had a permit for the weapon.“the fact in this matter is that my son was murdered, and i’ll continue to say murdered, because where in this planet (can you) tell the t






hours after officer yanez is found not guilty, marchers head on i-94


a jury found st. anthony police officer jeronimo yanez not guilty friday in the fatal shooting of philando castile, whose livestreamed death during a traffic stop stunned a nation.castile's family called the decision proof of a dysfunctional criminal justice system, while prosecutors cautioned the public to respect the jury's verdict "because that is the fundamental premise of the rule of law.""i am so disappointed in the state of minnesota," castile's mother, valerie castile, said at a news conference shortly after the verdict was read in court about 2:45 p.m. "my son loved this state. he had one tattoo on his body and it was of the twin cities — the state of minnesota with tc on it. my son loved this city and this city killed my son. and the murderer gets away."hours later, at the tail e






the latest: officer: castile had hand on gun when shot


st. paul, minn. — the latest in the manslaughter trial of a minnesota police officer who fatally shot a black motorist during a traffic stop (all times local):2:40 p.m.a minnesota police officer who fatally shot a black motorist says he saw a gun before firing.officer jeronimo yanez is charged with manslaughter in the death of philando castile. the school cafeteria worker had told the officer moments before the shooting that he was carrying a gun. castile had a permit for the weapon.yanez testified friday that he saw castile's hand on the gun. he said castile ignored his instructions not to reach for the gun.the location of castile's gun and what yanez saw are key issues in whether the officer was justified to use deadly force.squad car video recorded yanez in the moments after the shootin






yanez not guilty in fatal shooting of castile


st. anthony police officer jeronimo yanez has been found not guilty of all counts in the fatal shooting of philando castile.after 27 hours of deliberation spanning five days, the jury of seven men and five women, including two people of color, reached its verdict shortly after 2 p.m. friday. it was read in court at 2:45 p.m.the jury delivered the verdicts before a packed courtroom, which included castile’s family.yanez, 29, was charged in ramsey county with one count of second-degree manslaughter and two counts of reckless discharge of a firearm for killing castile, 32, last july 6 in falcon heights. castile’s girlfriend, diamond rey­nolds, and her daughter, then 4, were also in the car at the time. reynolds livestreamed the aftermath on facebook, drawing worldwide attention to castile’s d






no. 9 louisville uses big third quarter to beat pitt 63-48


pittsburgh — after a sluggish first half, louisville turned up its defense in the third quarter to top pittsburgh.mariya moore scored 20 points and the ninth-ranked cardinals beat the panthers 63-48 on sunday.trailing 28-26 at the half, the cardinals (20-4, 7-2 acc) started the third period with a 10-1 run to finally pull ahead of the panthers, who had led for almost the entire first 20 minutes."we picked things up defensively that's what the difference was in the third quarter," said louisville coach jeff walz. "we e out with more energy and focus and that's what turned things around. we got some defensive stops and easy transition baskets, something we didn't get in the first half.".louisville was up 47-35 heading to the fourth quarter and moore's 3-pointer made it a 17-point game. pitt