Derek Chauvin Found Guilty In All Counts
Former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin is convicted of all charges Tuesday for the death of George Floyd. The death of George Floyd has sparked national outrage and protests as people grow frustrated with senseless killings from police officers. After a day of deliberating on the case. Chauvin is guilty of unintentional-second degree murder, third degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter.
During the court case the jurors are asks if they are giving their true and honest answers. Judge Cahill revokes Chauvin’s bail. Then he was led away in handcuffs. The judge stated that his sentencing would start in about eight weeks. Prosecutor Steve Schleicher asked that the jury pay close attention to the video of Chauvin with his knee pressed against Floyd’s neck for what seems about eight to nine minutes.
Floyd cries out for help during the last minutes of his life
Then Prosecutor Schleicher states that Chauvin did not care about Floyd’s cries. He heard the woes from protesters telling him that he was killing him. Yet, he continued to restrain him. The defense Attorney Eric Nelson, says ‘Floyd’s death is tragic. But has nothing to do with Chauvin because Floyd already has an underlying heart issue. Also that, Chauvin is simply doing his job. This is normal procedure in a highly stressful situation.’ In the state of Minnesota. second-degree murder is a maximum of 40 plus years. While third-degree murder is up to 25 years. Then second-degree manslaughter is a maximum of 10 years. The other officers will receive a charge of aiding and abetting and will be tried jointly in August.