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Finally some good news for the family of Philando Castile. Just a week after ex-officer Jeronimo Yanez was acquitted on June 16 of second-degree manslaughter and two counts of intentional discharge of a firearm, it was announced that the family has reached a $3 million settlement with the city of St. Anthony, Minnesota.

“The death of Philando Castile is a tragedy for his family and for our community,” said a statement from the city and lawyers for the family. “The parties moved expeditiously to resolve potential civil claims resulting from this tragedy in order to allow the process of healing to move forward for the Castile family, for the people of St. Anthony Village, and for all those impacted by the death of Philando Castile throughout the United States.”

“No amount of money could ever replace Philando. With resolution of the claims the family will continue to deal with their loss through the important work of the Philando Castile Relief Foundation.”

Castile was killed last year on July 6 during a traffic stop, and his girlfriend streamed the shooting’s aftermath on Facebook Live.

Last week, new dash cam footage of the murder was released and it’s apparent that Castile was completely cooperating with the officer, alerting him to the fact that he had a firearm, but was still shot 7 times.

Yanez testified at his trial that Castile put his hand on his firearm, not his wallet or identification papers, and was pulling the gun from his pocket. “I didn’t want to shoot Mr. Castile,” Yanez said. “That wasn’t my intention. I thought I was going to die.”

 Yanez is no longer on the police force.

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Gina Torres Confirms Split From Laurence Fishburne After Photos Surface Of Her Kissing Another Man

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Well they kept that under the radar. Gina Torres and Laurence Fishburne have split, but no one knew until now.

Photos of Torres kissing a mystery man hit the net Tuesday prompting folks to speculate that she was cheating on her husband of 14 years. But, according to Torres the couple have been separated since early fall of last year. The actress confirmed the news to PEOPLE in a statement saying:

“With heavy hearts, Laurence and I quietly separated and began the dissolution of our marriage in the early fall of last year. There are no bad guys here. Only a love story with a different ending than either one of us had expected.”

“Happily, however, our family remains intact and we will continue to raise our daughter together with love and joy and awe. As well as raise each other up with respect and love and the continued understanding that we’re in this together, if not side by side.”

Torres and Fishburne, 56, married in 2002 and share one daughter, Delilah Fishburne. The Black-ish star also has two children from a previous marriage: Montana and Langston Fishburne.

On Tuesday, Page Six posted photos of Torres kissing a new man, who has now been identified as Kevin Wright, an entrepreneur and solar energy investor from Utah who now lives in Southern California. According to the site, Wright was married for 20 years and recently split with his wife.

No word on how long the two have been dating.

In January 2016 Torres still referred to herself as Fishburne’s wife in an interview with Hello Magazine. But in September 2016, Torres told the New York Times that she had quit the USA drama “Suits” after six years partly because “my personal life needed to be tended to.”

It’s now being reported that she will be starring in a “Suits” spinoff slated to debut in 2018. She will also executive produce.

 

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