UPDATE 4:21 p.m. June 16, 2017:
Jeronimo Yanez, the Minnesota police officer who shot and killed Philando Castile during a 2016 traffic stop, was found not guilty of second-degree manslaughter Friday, CNN reported.
A Minnesota jury also reportedly acquitted Yanez of two counts of intentional discharge of firearm that endangers safety.
UPDATE 10:25 a.m.:
Yanez pleaded not guilty to charges of manslaughter and dangerous discharge of a firearm on Monday.
A trial date was set for May 30, the (Minneapolis) Star Tribune reported.
ORIGINAL STORY: The officer who shot and killed Philando Castile in July is expected to plead not guilty to manslaughter charges on Monday.
Officer Jeronimo Yanez's attorneys attempted to have the case dropped earlier this month, KARE-TV reports. His lawyers argued that Castile's actions contributed to his own death, including ignoring Yanez's orders to not reach for his gun and having smoked marijuana that day. Prosecutors argue Castile was reaching for his wallet, and the fact that he had smoked didn't mean he was impaired.
Judge William Leary said Castile's conduct didn't amount to an airtight defense.
Yanez, of the St. Anthony Police Department, faces charges of second-degree manslaughter and dangerous discharge of a firearm as a result of the shooting, which took place after a traffic stop in Falcon Heights, Minnesota.
Castile died the same week as Alton Sterling was shot and killed by police in Baton Rouge. The deaths of both men sparked nationwide protests, one of which led to the death of five police officers in Dallas.
WATCH | Castile's girlfriend broadcasted the aftermath of the shooting on Facebook Live. A portion of her broadcast is shown above.