The death of Philando Castile and the trial of Jeronimo Yanez

Coming soon: '74 Seconds,' a podcast about the trial of Jeronimo Yanez

A makeshift memorial
A makeshift memorial sits at the spot where Philando Castile was shot and killed, near the intersection of Larpenteur Avenue and Fry Street in Falcon Heights, Minn.
Tom Baker for MPR News | File October 2016

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In July 2016, officer Jeronimo Yanez shot Philando Castile during a traffic stop in a Twin Cities suburb. The world watched the aftermath, live on Facebook.

Yanez has been charged in Castile's death. It's the first time an officer has been charged for a fatal shooting in Minnesota in over three decades.

The trial begins May 30.

Reporters from MPR News will follow the case, beginning with the traffic stop, in a new podcast called "74 Seconds" — that's the amount of time that elapsed between the moment Yanez turned on his squad car lights to the moment he fired the seventh and final shot into Castile's car.

Episodes are set to launch May 22. We'll ask: What happened the night of July 6, 2016? And what happens now?

When the trial begins, our coverage continues — on the podcast, on the radio and on our website at