#PhilandoCastile: Closing Arguments Complete, Jury Begins Deliberations in Trial of Jeronimo Yanez

Yanez then fired seven shots. Castile's gun permit was later found in his wallet. They were to present their closing argument later Monday.

To convict, a jury would have to believe that a veteran police officer simply walked up to a auto and shot a man without seeing any threats.

She also told several different stories about marijuana in the vehicle, first saying it was hers, later saying in an interview that she and Castile bought it earlier that day, and finally testifying that it was Castile who bought it, not her. Castile disclosed he was carrying a handgun.

A small group of people who support a black motorist killed by a police officer have gathered at a Minnesota courthouse to await a verdict in the manslaughter trial of the officer who shot him last summer. The jury includes no Latino members.

In his statement to the BCA about what he saw in Castile's hand, Paulsen claimed Yanez said, "I know he had an object and it was dark".

The defense said that Yanez, 29, reacted to the presence of a gun and was trained to preserve his own life in the face of imminent danger, pointing out that traffic stops are unsafe and officers need to think quickly.

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Prosecutors earlier argued Yenez never saw Castile with a gun, and had plenty of options that did not involve shooting Castile. He says Castile was high on marijuana and didn't follow Yanez's orders.

Gray says the case is a classic example why guns and drugs don't mix. The video then shows other police officers arriving at the scene.

Paulsen reminded the jury of a bullet wound to what would have been Castile's trigger finger - and that there was no corresponding bullet damage nor wounds in the area of Castile's right shorts pocket, where he carried his gun.

Yanez, who is Latino, testified last week that he saw a gun and that the driver, who was black, ignored his commands not to pull it out. He also cited testimony from first responders who saw Castile's gun in his pocket as he was loaded onto a backboard.

The jury also made a request to view the transcript of the BCA interview conducted with Yanez, however, the judge denied that request because it was never submitted as evidence.

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She condemned the killings of black men by police officers that have happened nationwide and said she prays that the jury will s find Yanez guilty on all counts.

FILE - In this May 30, 2017, file photo, St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez stands outside the Ramsey County Courthouse while waiting for a ride in St. Paul, Minn.

Valerie Castile, right, leaves the Ramsey County Courthouse alongside Judge Glenda Hatchett, left, in St. Paul, Minn. on Monday, June 12, 2017.

Closing arguments are set for Monday in a Minnesota police officer's manslaughter trial in the death of a black motorist.

Yanez, 29, has been charged with second-degree manslaughter and two counts of reckless discharge of a firearm in the shooting of 32-year-old Castile on July 6, 2016, in Falcon Heights, Minn.

Yanez's manslaughter trial went to a jury after both sides gave closing arguments in which they recapped their versions of a shooting that drew extra attention because Castile's girlfriend livestreamed the gruesome aftermath on Facebook.

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According to reports, jurors heard testimony from several witnesses and are expected to begin deliberations Monday after final arguments.

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