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Attorneys for officer in Philando Castile shooting remove judge from case


Attorneys representing St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez in the fatal shooting of Philando Castile filed a notice to remove Ramsey County's second most senior judge from presiding over the case.

The notice to remove Ramsey County District Court Judge Edward Wilson, filed Thursday, cited a rule of Minnesota criminal procedure that allows defense or prosecuting attorneys to ask for the removal of one assigned judge per case without citing a reason. Such requests are automatically granted.

"We did our research, and based on our research, we chose to remove him," said one of Yanez's three attorneys, Earl Gray. "We felt that we had to remove him. Simple as that."


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