ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Court of Appeals has rejected moving the manslaughter trial of a police officer charged in the fatal shooting of a black motorist.
Attorneys for St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez asked the appeals court to reverse the trial judge’s ruling against a change of venue.READ MORE: Plymouth Hospital Set To Close Temporarily As Nurses Go On Strike Over Fair Pay
But Chief Justice Edward Cleary wrote Thursday the appeals court will not reverse that decision unless the lower court “clearly abused its discretion.”
The defense claims Yanez, who is Latino, won’t get a fair trial in Ramsey County because of pretrial publicity.
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Yanez attorney Earl Gray says the defense probably will petition the Minnesota Supreme Court.
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