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Minnesota woman who livestreamed boyfriend’s death by police charged with assault with hammer

March 4, 2017  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Minnesota woman who livestreamed boyfriend’s death by police charged with assault with hammer

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Minnesota Police arrested Diamond Reynolds, the woman who live streamed the moment an officer fatally shot of her boyfriend, Philando Castile during a July, 2016 traffic stop, on  assault charges.

Reynolds and two other women were taken into custody on Thursday after a woman reported being assaulted and struck in the head with a hammer.

Police spokesman Steve Linders said the victim was hospitalized with serious injuries during the attack, which occurred on Tuesday but still managed to identify the three suspects.

Authorities in Ramsey County charged the 27-year-old with two counts of felony assault, and she remains in custody on an interim $90,000 bail, pending her first court appearance on Monday, the Minnesota Star-Tribune reported.

Diamond Reynolds who live streamed her boyfriend’s fatal shooting was charged in assault with hammer

Diamond Reynolds allegedly hit the female victim in the back of the head with a hammer, sending her to the ground, according to the criminal complaint.

She then proceeded to strike the woman in the head with the hammer while the victim remained on the ground, then smashed the woman’s front car windshield, the complaint said.

Court records haven’t indicated whether Reynolds has retained an attorney to speak on her behalf.

Philando Castile was shot by a Minnesota Police officer during a traffic stop on July 6th 2016

Reynolds live streamed the horrific aftermath following the fatal shooting of her 32-year-old boyfriend.

Castile, an elementary school cafeteria worker, was fatally shot on July 6, 2016, during a traffic stop in the St. Paul suburb of Falcon Heights.

Prosecutors say the Latino officer, Jeronimo Yanez with the St. Anthony Police Department, opened fire, hitting Castile seven times after informed the cop he was armed.

Investigators later learned Castile had a permit to carry a weapon.

Reynolds frantically yelled in the video: “You just killed my boyfriend!”

A mortally wounded Castile is seen moaning before uttering his final words: “I wasn’t reaching for it.”

During a court appearance on Monday, Yanez pleaded not guilty to manslaughter and other charges.

Trial is slated to begin May 30. His attorneys maintained Yanez had no choice but to shoot Castile after he saw a gun and perceived a threat to his life.

Prosecutors dispute whether the officer saw the gun.

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