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74 Seconds podcast: Jury at an impasse

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Ramsey County District Judge William H. Leary III
Ramsey County District Judge William H. Leary III
Nancy Muellner for 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 when the trial begins: On the podcast, on the radio and on our website at mprnews.org/74seconds.

Trial, Day 12: Jury at an impasse

Jurors indicated Wednesday they've been unable to reach a unanimous verdict.

The judge re-read jurors a portion of the instructions he'd given them on Monday: 

"You should not hesitate to reexamine your views and change your opinion if they become erroneous, but you should not surrender your honest opinion simply because other jurors disagree or merely to reach a verdict."