Philando Castile Killing: Girlfriend Testifies She Began FB Live Because Feared for Her Life


The girlfriend of Philando Castile, a black man fatally shot by a police officer during a traffic stop in Minnesota last year, brushed away tears Tuesday as she testified about the moments leading up to his death.

Diamond Reynolds, who streamed Castile’s death on Facebook Live, told a packed courtroom that she felt she had to record the encounter with St. Anthony Police Officer Jeronimo Yanez out of fear for her own life.




Image: Officer Jeronimo Yanez is on trial for manslaughter in the shooting death of motorist Philando Castile

Officer Jeronimo Yanez is on trial for manslaughter in the shooting death of motorist Philando Castile last July.