Diamond Reynolds Enters Not Guilty Plea in Assault Case

Diamond Reynolds Enters Not Guilty Plea in Assault Case Photo: Ramsey County

June 28, 2017 05:53 PM

Diamond Reynolds, the girlfriend of Philando Castile, pleaded not guilty to assault charges Wednesday in connection to a March incident in which she's alleged to have struck another woman with a hammer.

Reynolds was charged with second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon and third-degree assault causing substantial bodily harm in March.


According to a criminal complaint, Reynolds hit another woman in the head with a hammer, knocking her to the ground. She continued to strike the woman with the hammer, according to the complaint. She then used the hammer to try to smash the windshield of the victim's car.

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A pretrial hearing has been set for Aug. 4, and the trial is set to begin Aug. 28.

During the hearing, Reynolds' attorneys told the judge she had a number of out-of-state trips planned, as well as a trip to London, prior to the upcoming court date. The judge did not raise any concerns or objections to the planned trips. The out-of-state trips include TV appearances, according to Reynolds' attorney.

Reynolds' trip to London is to visit an art exhibition titled "autoportrait", which includes a portrait of Reynolds.

When asked how Reynolds is holding up after the verdict in the Jeronimo Yanez trial, Karlbowa Adams Powell, Reynolds' attorney, said she is, "taking it day-by-day."


Ben Rodgers and Erik Altmann

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