ST. PAUL, Minn. – Jurors weighing the fate of a Minnesota police officer who killed a black motorist last July his head into their fifth day of deliberations.
Officer Jeronimo Yanez is charged with murder in the death of Philando Castile. Yanez shot Castile during a traffic stop in a suburb of St. Paul after Castile at the height of the officer he was carrying a gun. Castile had a permit for the firearm.
Deliberations to resume Friday morning.
On Wednesday, the apparent deadlock jury was summoned to court by the judge and told that the deliberations. Thursday deliberations passed by.
Yanez testified that Castile was pulling the gun against his instructions and he feared for his life. Prosecutors insist Yanez never saw a gun and had plenty of options to fall short of Castile.