KEYC - No Verdict After 4th Day in Yanez Trial

No Verdict After 4th Day in Yanez Trial

Posted: Updated:

A Minnesota jury has ended its fourth day of deliberations without a verdict in the manslaughter trial of a police officer who killed a black motorist.

Officer Jeronimo Yanez shot 32-year-old Philando Castile during a traffic stop last July 6 in a St. Paul suburb. The Latino officer fired seconds after Castile informed Yanez he was carrying a gun.

Yanez testified Castile was pulling the gun out against his instructions and he feared for his life. Prosecutors say he overreacted and that Castile wasn't a threat.

Thursday's deliberations passed quietly, with no sudden hearings or requests to review evidence. On Wednesday, the apparently deadlocked jury was summoned to court by the judge and told to keep deliberating.

12:02 a.m.

A Minnesota jury is returning for its fourth day of deliberations in the trial of a police officer charged with manslaughter in the death of a black motorist.

Officer Jeronimo Yanez, a 29-year-old Latino, shot Philando Castile five times just seconds after Castile informed him he was carrying a handgun. Castile had a permit and prosecutors say Yanez overreacted to a non-threat.

Yanez testified that Castile was pulling out the gun despite his orders and he feared for his life.

The jury appears to be struggling. Judge William Leary admonished them in a brief hearing Wednesday to keep working.

The 12-member panel includes two black members and no Latinos.

-KEYC News 12

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Mankato Walmart Temporarily Halts Frozen Food Sales

    Mankato Walmart Temporarily Halts Frozen Food Sales

    Monday, July 24 2017 6:35 AM EDT2017-07-24 10:35:44 GMT

    The Mankato Walmart is hoping to resume frozen food sales today after a power outage over the weekend. 

    The Mankato Walmart is hoping to resume frozen food sales today after a power outage over the weekend. 

  • Winona Police Investigating Apparent Murder-Suicide

    Winona Police Investigating Apparent Murder-Suicide

    Monday, July 24 2017 9:38 AM EDT2017-07-24 13:38:34 GMT

    Winona police are investigating an apparent murder-suicide case.     

    Winona police are investigating an apparent murder-suicide case.     

  • Three Injured In Jackson County Crash

    Three Injured In Jackson County Crash

    Monday, July 24 2017 9:06 AM EDT2017-07-24 13:06:09 GMT

    Three people are injured in an accident in Jackson County.

    Three people are injured in an accident in Jackson County.

  • BCA Investigating Officer-Involved Shooting In Willmar

    BCA Investigating Officer-Involved Shooting In Willmar

    Monday, July 24 2017 7:15 AM EDT2017-07-24 11:15:53 GMT

    The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating an officer involved shooting incident in Willmar. 

    The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating an officer involved shooting incident in Willmar. 

  • Father Says Time To Let Charlie Gard Go

    Father Says Time To Let Charlie Gard Go

    Monday, July 24 2017 11:01 AM EDT2017-07-24 15:01:02 GMT

       The father of critically ill child Charlie Gard says the infant will not make his first birthday in less than two weeks.  

       The father of critically ill child Charlie Gard says the infant will not make his first birthday in less than two weeks.  

  • Minnesota Man Sets Off Fireworks In Grand Forks Bar

    Minnesota Man Sets Off Fireworks In Grand Forks Bar

    Sunday, July 23 2017 10:40 PM EDT2017-07-24 02:40:01 GMT

     Authorities say a Minnesota man has been arrested for allegedly setting off a large firework in a North Dakota bar while it was full of people.  The Grand Forks Police Department says the incident occurred early this morning. Police say the 20-year-old Crookston man has been preliminarily charged with offenses including endangering by fire or explosion and criminal mischief. Officials say the firework caused moderate damage to the inside of the bar and several customers wer..

     Authorities say a Minnesota man has been arrested for allegedly setting off a large firework in a North Dakota bar while it was full of people.  The Grand Forks Police Department says the incident occurred early this morning. Police say the 20-year-old Crookston man has been preliminarily charged with offenses including endangering by fire or explosion and criminal mischief. Officials say the firework caused moderate damage to the inside of the bar and several customers wer..

  • Sheephead Fishing Contest

    Sheephead Fishing Contest

    Saturday, July 22 2017 7:51 PM EDT2017-07-22 23:51:09 GMT

    As part of Paddlefish Days in Madison Lake, anglers from around the area tested themselves in an effort to contend with an unpopular species. 

    As part of Paddlefish Days in Madison Lake, anglers from around the area tested themselves in an effort to contend with an unpopular species. 

  • Fire At Minneapolis Hotel Under Construction Ruled Arson

    Fire At Minneapolis Hotel Under Construction Ruled Arson

    Monday, July 24 2017 7:50 AM EDT2017-07-24 11:50:50 GMT

    Minneapolis officials say the cause of a fire at a hotel that's still under construction has been ruled to be arson. 

    Minneapolis officials say the cause of a fire at a hotel that's still under construction has been ruled to be arson.