Castile’s girlfriend gets probation for assaulting a woman
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota judge has sentenced the girlfriend of Philando Castile to a year of probation for assaulting a woman last year.
Jurors acquitted 28-year-old Diamond Reynolds of felony assault but found her guilty of a lesser assault charge in March. The Star Tribune reports a Ramsey County judge also ordered Reynolds to perform community service and complete anger management counseling.
Judge Elena Ostby told Reynolds she hasn’t taken responsibility for her actions. Reynolds declined to make a statement at sentencing.
Reynolds gained international attention after livestreaming the bloody aftermath of the July 2016 shooting of Castile by then-St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez. Authorities alleged Reynolds was involved in an unrelated assault in St. Paul weeks before she was to testify at Yanez’s trial.
A jury acquitted Yanez last year.