Fri. May 7th, 2021

DEREK CHAUVIN CONVICTED OF ALL THREE CHARGES

Derek Chauvin has been convicted of second- and third-degree murder, as well as second-degree manslaughter for his involvement in George Floyd’s death. He faces up to 75 years in prison. The jury returned the unanimous verdict after about 10 hours of deliberations over Monday night and Tuesday morning.

Second-degree murder carries a maximum sentence of 40 years. Third-degree murder carries a maximum sentence of 25 years. Second-degree manslaughter is punishable by up to 10 years.

The third-degree murder charge had initially been dismissed, but it was reinstated after an appeals court ruling in an unrelated case established new grounds for it days before jury selection started.

The panel of seven women and five men began deliberating Monday after three weeks of witness testimony.