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Former Castile girlfriend sentenced for assault

Dyamond Richardson, left, Diamond Reynolds and Chnika Blair. Ramsey County Sheriff's Office

ST. PAUL -- A Ramsey County district judge sentenced Diamond Reynolds for misdemeanor-level assault Wednesday, May 30. Reynolds, the former girlfriend of Philando Castile fatally shot by police in 2016, received one year of supervised probation and ordered to take an anger management class, undergo a chemical health and diagnostic assessment and complete 80 hours of community service.

Judge Elena Ostby told the 28-year-old mother that she was going beyond the recommendations of probation for the fifth-degree assault charge a jury convicted Reynolds of following a trial in March.

Jurors acquitted Reynolds of the two more serious charges facing her in the case, which involved allegations she attacked another woman with a hammer last February.

Reynolds and two other women — Dyamond Richardson and Chnika Blair — were charged with assault last winter for allegedly attacking a woman that had been feuding with a friend of Reynolds in an unrelated incident in 2017.

Richardson and Blair pleaded guilty to third-degree assault for their roles and were sentenced months ago.