The Latest: Minnesota Officer’s Trial to Stay in St. Paul
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- The trial of a Minnesota officer who killed a black man last July will stay in St. Paul.
Minnesota Public Radio News reports that the state Supreme Court has denied to
hear a defense petition that requested a change of venue for St. Anthony police
Officer Jeronimo Yanez.
Yanez is charged with manslaughter in the death of 32-year-old Philando
Castile. Yanez shot Castile during a traffic stop in Falcon Heights after
Castile told him he was armed. Castile had a permit to carry.
The shooting's aftermath was streamed live on Facebook by Castile's girlfriend,
who was in the car.
Yanez, who is Latino, goes on trial May 30.
His attorneys wanted the trial moved out of Ramsey County because of pretrial
publicity. Previous attempts to get the trial moved were also denied.