Jeronimo Yanez Goes On Trial For Philando Castile Shooting
The trial for the officer who killed Philando Castile in July 2016 is beginning.
As previously reported Minnesota Officer Jeronimo Yanez is facing a second-degree manslaughter charge and two charges of dangerous discharge of a firearm for endangering Castile’s girlfriend Diamond Reynolds and their child.
According to The New York Daily News, jury selection starts Tuesday and is expected to last several days.
Yanez is expected to testify that he was defending himself as he shot Castile while he reached for his I.D.
The NYDN adds that Yanez’s team allegedly argue that Castile was high on marijuana and didn’t obey orders.
There will also allegedly be two videos shown; one unreleased video that reportedly shows Castile telling Yanez about his firearm and saying he’s not reaching for the gun, and Diamond Reynolds’ Facebook Live stream.
Yanez could get up to 10 years in prison.
What do YOU think will happen with this trial????
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