The death of Philando Castile and the trial of Jeronimo Yanez

74 Seconds podcast: Jury selection begins

The Ramsey County Courthouse.
Satelite trucks sit parked outside of the Ramsey County County Courthouse in St. Paul, Minn. on Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Evan Frost | MPR News

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In July 2016, police officer Jeronimo Yanez shot Philando Castile during a traffic stop. Yanez has been charged with manslaughter. Reporters from MPR News will follow the case, beginning with the traffic stop, in a new podcast called "74 Seconds."

Seventy-four seconds is 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 launched May 22, and our coverage continues as the trial does: On the podcast, on the radio and on our website at

Trial, Day 1: Jury selection begins

In the first of our trial updates, 50 potential jurors are sworn in and instructed in the basics of the case against Yanez.

Fifty possible jurors were given a questionnaire to fill out asking 60 questions ranging from basic demographics to the potential juror's experience with law enforcement, crime or any of the main parties involved in the case.