Crime Jurors back for day 3 of deliberations in Castile trial

09:15  14 june  2017
09:15  14 june  2017 Source:   Associated Press

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The jury considering the fate of a Minnesota police officer charged with manslaughter in the death of a black motorist begins its third day of deliberations Wednesday. On Tuesday, jurors requested another look at dashcam video captured by Officer Jeronimo Yanez's

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FILE - In this May 30, 2017, file photo, St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez stands outside the Ramsey County Courthouse while waiting for a ride in St. Paul, Minn. Closing arguments are set for Monday, June 12, in a Minnesota police officer’s manslaughter trial in the death of a black motorist. (David Joles/Star Tribune via AP, File)© The Associated Press FILE - In this May 30, 2017, file photo, St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez stands outside the Ramsey County Courthouse while waiting for a ride in St. Paul, Minn. Closing arguments are set for Monday, June 12, in a Minnesota police officer’s manslaughter trial in the death of a black motorist. (David Joles/Star Tribune via AP, File)

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The jury considering the fate of a Minnesota police officer charged with manslaughter in the death of a black motorist begins its third day of deliberations Wednesday.

On Tuesday, jurors requested another look at dashcam video captured by Officer Jeronimo Yanez's squad car that shows the shooting of 32-year-old Philando Castile. 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.

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(AP) — The jury considering the fate of a Minnesota police officer charged with manslaughter in the death of a black motorist begins its third day of deliberations Wednesday. Closing arguments began Monday, June 12, 2017 in in a Yanez' manslaughter trial in the fatal shooting of Castile . less.

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The jury also watched a replay of the video that Castile's girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, livestreamed on Facebook beginning seconds after Castile had been shot.

No explanation was given for the request. The jury also requested transcripts of squad car audio and of Yanez's statement to state investigators the day after the shooting, but the judge denied the request because defense attorneys did not agree.

Both videos requested Tuesday were played at trial.

The squad-car video shows a wide view of the traffic stop and the shooting, with the camera pointed toward Castile's car. While it captures what was said between the two men and shows Yanez firing into the vehicle, it does not show what happened inside the car or what Yanez might have seen.

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Reynolds' video of the gruesome aftermath of the shooting was shared widely, and included her statements that Castile hadn't been reaching for his gun. Castile had a permit for the weapon. Defense attorneys highlighted inconsistencies in Reynolds' statements to investigators to try to raise doubts about her honesty.

Defense attorneys contend the 29-year-old Latino officer was scared for his life and was justified in shooting Castile. Prosecutors insist 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.

The squad-car video shows Yanez approaching Castile's car and asking for a driver's license and proof of insurance. Castile appears to give something to Yanez through the driver's side window. Castile is then heard saying, "Sir, I have to tell you, I do have a firearm on me." Before Castile finishes that sentence, Yanez has his hand on his own gun and is pulling it out of the holster. There is shouting, and Yanez screams "Don't pull it out!" before he fires seven shots into the car.

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The jury considering the fate of a Minnesota police officer charged with manslaughter in the death of a black motorist begins its third day of deliberations Wednesday. On Tuesday, jurors requested another look at dashcam video captured by Officer Jeronimo Yanez's

After the shooting, the video shows Yanez standing at the car window with his gun drawn for some time. Reynold's then-4-year-old daughter, who was in the back seat, starts to get out of the car and is grabbed by an officer. The video then shows other police officers arriving at the scene. Officers direct Reynolds out of the car. Yanez is led away while officers pull Castile from the vehicle and begin CPR.

Yanez moves away from the camera's view, but can be heard talking. He tells his supervisor that he didn't know where Castile's gun was and that he told him to take his hand off it. Yanez testified that he meant only that he didn't see the gun at first. Witnesses testified that the gun was in a pocket of Castile's shorts when paramedics removed him from his vehicle.

Yanez is charged with second-degree manslaughter, punishable by up to 10 years in prison, though sentencing guidelines suggest around four years is more likely. He also faces two lesser counts of endangering Reynolds and her daughter for firing his gun into the car near them.

Conviction on the manslaughter charge requires the jury to find Yanez guilty of "culpable negligence," which the judge described in jury instructions as gross negligence with an element of recklessness.

The 12-member jury includes two blacks. The rest are white. None is Latino.

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