Judge Denies Change of Venue in Diamond Reynolds Assault Case

August 23, 2017 03:31 PM

Watch our report above on Diamond Reynolds posting bond in this case and a look into her previous run-ins with police.


A court spokesperson confirmed a Ramsey County judge has denied a motion for a change of venue for Diamond Reynolds, who is charged with assault in connection to an incident in March in which she is accused of striking another woman with a hammer.

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RELATED: Diamond Reynolds Enters Not Guilty Plea in Assault Case

Reynolds pled not guilty to the charges in June. She was charged with second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon and third-degree assault causing substantial bodily harm in March.

Reynolds, the girlfriend of Philando Castile, broadcast the aftermath of his fatal shooting by St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez on Facebook in July of 2016.

RELATED: Diamond Reynolds Posts Bond, Record Reveals Previous Run-ins with Police

According to a criminal complaint, she is accused of hitting another woman in the head with a hammer in the March incident, knocking her to the ground. She allegedly continued to strike the woman with the hammer, according to the complaint. 

She is then alleged to have used the hammer to try to smash the windshield of the victim's car.

RELATED: Diamond Reynolds Charged with Two Felony Counts After Alleged Assault with Hammer

Her trial is set to begin later that month. The motion denied Wednesday would have moved the case out of the metro area.

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