The Latest: Woman who streamed shooting charged in assault

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Posted: Mar 03, 2017 7:56 PM
The Latest: Woman who streamed shooting charged in assault

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Latest on a Minnesota woman who livestreamed the fatal shooting of her boyfriend now being charged in an assault (all times local):

6:50 p.m.

A woman who livestreamed the fatal shooting of her boyfriend during a traffic stop in Minnesota last year is now charged in a reported assault.

Twenty-seven-year-old Diamond Reynolds was charged Friday in Ramsey County with two felony counts of assault. Interim bail was set at $90,000, and Reynolds is scheduled to make her first court appearance Monday.

St. Paul police say they arrested Reynolds and two other women Thursday after a woman reported being attacked Tuesday. The criminal complaint says Reynolds struck the victim in the head with a hammer, knocking her to the ground. The complaint says Reynolds continued hitting the woman in the head with the hammer, then smashed the windshield of the victim's car.

Online court records do not list an attorney who could comment on Reynolds' behalf.

Reynolds used Facebook Live to show the bloody aftermath after her boyfriend, 32-year-old Philando Castile, was shot by a police officer during a July 6 traffic stop in suburban St. Paul. The officer has since been charged with manslaughter.

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2:50 p.m.

A woman who livestreamed the fatal shooting of her boyfriend during a traffic stop in Minnesota last year has been arrested in a reported assault.

St. Paul police say they arrested Diamond Reynolds and two other women Thursday after a woman reported being attacked and hit in the head with a hammer Tuesday. The victim was hospitalized with serious injuries.

Reynolds' attorney didn't immediately return a call from The Associated Press.

Her role in the alleged incident wasn't given in the police report. Police spokesman Steve Linders says charges are pending.

Reynolds used Facebook Live to show the bloody aftermath after her boyfriend, 32-year-old Philando Castile, was shot by a police officer during a July 6 traffic stop in suburban St. Paul. The officer has since been charged with manslaughter.