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Derek Chauvin Has Been Found Guilty in The Murder of George Floyd.


Derek Chauvin Has Been Found Guilty in The Murder of George Floyd.

A verdict was reached on Tuesday, in the murder trial of Derek Chauvin, the now-former Minneapolis cop who was filmed tragically holding his knee to George Floyd’s neck for nine minutes and 29 seconds on May 25, 2020.

Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all three counts—second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter. The jury of seven women and five men entered the deliberation phase Monday, and took a total of 10 hours and 20 minutes to reach a decision. Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill read the verdict late Tuesday afternoon, and granted the prosecution’s request to revoke Chauvin’s bail.

“I have to thank you on behalf of the people of the state of Minnesota, for not only jury service, but heavy duty jury service,” the judge told the jury.

Derek Chauvin has been found guilty on all three counts. Here’s Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill reading the verdict:

Chauvin was placed in handcuffs and escorted out of the court room immediately after the verdict was read. Cahill said the former officer’s sentencing hearing will take place “eight weeks from now.” Chauvin is facing a maximum sentence of 40 years for second-degree murder, a maximum sentence of 25 years for third-degree murder, and a maximum sentence of 10 years for second-degree manslaughter. Because the charges are for the same crime, Chauvin will likely serve his sentences concurrently rather than consecutively.

source: complex

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