Officer who shot and killed Philando Castile to make second court appearance

- The police officer who shot and killed Philando Castile during a traffic stop in July is set to make his second appearance in court.

Jeronimo Yanez will appear in Ramsey County District Court at 1:15 p.m. on Monday. He’s scheduled for an omnibus hearing in the case.

He faces a second-degree manslaughter charge in Castile’s death two other felony charges for firing a weapon while Diamond Reynolds and her young daughter were in the car.

Castile, 32, was shot and killed by Officer Yanez during a traffic stop in Falcon Heights on July 6. The aftermath of the fatal shooting was broadcast on Facebook Live by his girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, who was a passenger in Castile’s vehicle. 

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Ramsey County attorney John Choi concluded the use of deadly force during the July traffic stop was not justified.

Yanez made his first court appearance on Nov. 18.

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