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Officer Who Killed Philando Castile Is Charged With Manslaughter – Faces 10 Years

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Earlier in July the world watched 32-year-old Philando Castile’s final moments before he was shot and killed by a St. Anthony police officer during a traffic stop. Castile’s girlfriend Facebook live streamed the incident everyone saw that they told the officer that he had a license to carry a firearm and had one on him. In the midst of the police encounter, the officer shot Castile dead in front of his girlfriend and her daughter, who was like a father figure to her.

Today the Minnesota officer Jeronimo Yanez who killed Castile has been charged with second-degree manslaughter. According to NY Times, Yanez is also charged with “two felony counts of intentional discharge of a dangerous weapon.”

Reported on ABC, “Ramsey County Attorney John Choi, whose office will prosecute the case, said Yanez shot Castile seven times, and that the evidence shows Castile was calm and complied with the officer’s requests.”

If Yanez is convicted he can face up to 10 years in prison. His court date is this Friday.

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