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Castile, girlfriend acquitted of serious charges in the attack

ST. PAUL, Minn. – A jury has acquitted the girlfriend of Philando Castile serious accusations in an attack on a woman last year.

Jurors on Friday acquitted a 28-year-old Diamond Reynolds of the crime of second-degree and third-degree assault. Reynolds was convicted for the crime of fifth degree assault, a count that was added to the end of her weeklong study.

Reynolds sat next to Castile, when he was fatally shot during a July 2016 traffic stop by the former St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez. Reynolds is online to see the bloody aftermath of the shooting. Yanez was acquitted by a jury last year.

Authorities alleged Reynolds was involved in another attack in St. Paul, just months before she was to testify in Yanez, the trial. Her lawyer tells the Star Tribune he’ll ask for a probationary period of at Reynolds’ sentencing in May.

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Information from: Star Tribune, http://www.startribune.com

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