Derek Chauvin found guilty of George Floyd’s murder, to be sentenced soon

A jury has found former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin guilty on all three charges relating to the murder of an unarmed Black man named George Floyd last year.

Derek Chauvin looked on without any decipherable expression as Judge Peter Cahill announced his conviction.

Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all three charges of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.

Date of his sentencing has not been announced yet but considering the nature of his case, the convicted will be away for a long time.

Second-degree murder carries a maximum sentence of 40 years in prison in the United States while third-degree murder has a maximum penalty of 25 years. Second-degree manslaughter has a maximum of 10 years.

Massive protests erupted in May 2020, after a video of Derek Chauvin kneeling on George Floyd’s neck for more than nine minutes emerged on the internet.

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