Motion to move Yanez trial denied

Jeronimo Yanez

A Ramsey County Judge has denied a motion to move Jeronimo Yanez's trial to a different county.

St. Anthony Police Officer Yanez is charged with killing Philando Castile at a traffic stop last summer.

The defense had argued to move the trial to Duluth, Hastings, St. Cloud, or Brainerd because in the Twin Cities there had been a lot of media coverage of the shooting.

The judge wrote the defense did not "demonstrate at this time that there is a 'reasonable likelihood' that an unfair trial would occur in Ramsey County."

The jury trial is scheduled to begin May 30.

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