Minneapolis, Minnesota (WNEWS BREAKING) – Derek Chauvin has been found guilty in the death of George Floyd. The jury has found Chauvin guilty of all 3 counts after a historic three week trial to determine whether Chauvin is guilty of the following charges: guilty of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.
The 12 jurors found him guilty of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in George Floyd’s death in May 2020.
The verdict comes after 10 hours of deliberation over two days.
The maximum sentence for second-degree unintentional murder is imprisonment of not more than 40 years. The maximum sentence for third-degree murder is imprisonment of not more than 25 years. The maximum sentence for second-degree manslaughter is 10 years and/or $20,000.
Chauvin was charged after video from the 2020 Memorial Day death of George Floyd started mass protests and riots across the US.
The video shows that Chauvin and 3 other Minneapolis police officers, involved in kneeing on Floyd’s neck for over 8 minutes. Chauvin was shown kneeing on the neck.
Prosecution moved to have Chauvin’s bail revoked. Judge Peter Cahill granted the motion.
Chauvin was handcuffed in the courtroom and taken into custody by the Hennepin County sheriff’s office.
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