May 15, 2021

Jury finds Derek Chauvin guilty of two murder counts, one manslaughter count in George Floyd verdict (ESPN)


Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter by a jury Tuesday for his role in the murder of George Floyd last May outside of a local convenience store.

The death of Floyd, who was Black, and the video that showed Chauvin, who is white, kneeling on Floyd’s neck for about nine minutes, became a catalyst for the sports world’s racial and social justice movement last summer.

A jury of six white, four Black and two multiracial jurors deliberated 10.5 hours over two days — four hours on Monday; 6.5 hours on Tuesday — before rendering a verdict. ABCNews.com has full coverage of the decision.

Chauvin faces a 40-year maximum sentence for the second-degree unintentional murder conviction, a 25-year sentence for third-degree murder and a 10-year sentence for second-degree manslaughter. Chauvin’s bail was immediately revoked, and his sentencing will be in eight weeks.

“One year ago, George Floyd was murdered, causing unimaginable pain and trauma for his family, the Minneapolis community, and communities across the nation,” the NBA’s Minnesota Timberwolves and WNBA’s…

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