CRIME

Minnesota cop expected to plead not guilty in man's death

  • FILE - This Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016, file photo provided by the Ramsey County Sheriff's Office shows St. Anthony police Officer Jeronimo Yanez, who prosecutors say shot 32-year-old Philando Castile during a July 6, 2016, traffic stop in Falcon heights, Minn., after Castile told him he was armed. Yanez is expected to enter his plea on manslaughter charges during a hearing Monday, Feb. 27, 2017. (Ramsey County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)

    FILE - This Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016, file photo provided by the Ramsey County Sheriff's Office shows St. Anthony police Officer Jeronimo Yanez, who prosecutors say shot 32-year-old Philando Castile during a July 6, 2016, traffic stop in Falcon heights, Minn., after Castile told him he was armed. Yanez is expected to enter his plea on manslaughter charges during a hearing Monday, Feb. 27, 2017. (Ramsey County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this July 25, 2016, file photo, a memorial including a photo of Philando Castile adorns the gate to the governor's residence where protesters continue to demonstrate in St. Paul, Minn., against the July 6, 2016, shooting death of Castile by St. Anthony police Officer Jeronimo Yanez during a traffic stop in Falcon Heights, Minn. Yanez is expected to enter his plea on manslaughter charges during a hearing Monday, Feb. 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)

    FILE - In this July 25, 2016, file photo, a memorial including a photo of Philando Castile adorns the gate to the governor's residence where protesters continue to demonstrate in St. Paul, Minn., against the July 6, 2016, shooting death of Castile by St. Anthony police Officer Jeronimo Yanez during a traffic stop in Falcon Heights, Minn. Yanez is expected to enter his plea on manslaughter charges during a hearing Monday, Feb. 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)  (The Associated Press)

A Minnesota police officer is expected to plead not guilty to manslaughter and other charges in the July shooting death of a black man.

St. Anthony Officer Jeronimo Yanez is expected to enter his plea during a Monday hearing.

Prosecutors say Yanez shot 32-year-old Philando Castile during a July 6 traffic stop after Castile told him he was armed. Castile's girlfriend was in the car and streamed the shooting's aftermath live on Facebook. Authorities later discovered Castile had a permit to carry a weapon.

Earlier this month, Ramsey County District Court Judge William Leary III denied a defense request to dismiss the case.

Attorneys for Yanez, who is Latino, have argued that their client feared for his life and had no choice but to shoot Castile.