MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The woman who live-streamed her boyfriend's shooting death by police was sentenced Wednesday in her own unrelated assault case.
Diamond Reynolds had pleaded not guilty to charges that she allegedly took part in a hammer attack on a woman in February of 2017. She was acquitted of second and third-degree assault back on March 28, but was convicted for fifth-degree misdemeanor assault.
Reynolds was sentenced to one year of supervised probation, and also must complete 80 hours of community service. If she obtains her GED, a $1,000 fine will be waived.
Reynolds was sitting next to Philando Castile when he was fatally shot during a July 2015 traffic stop by then-St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez. Reynolds livestreamed the bloody aftermath of the shooting. Yanez was acquitted by a jury last year.
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