The Verdict is In. Chauvin is… Guilty? Not Guilty?
After 10 hours of deliberation, the jury has decided that Derek Chauvin is GUILTY ON ALL THREE COUNTS of killing George Floyd. The public was informed at 4:06 PM on April 20, 2021.
Valley News Live livestreamed the moments leading up to the verdict reveal in the trial of Derek Chauvin via CBSN.
The nation has been anxiously awaiting the outcome of the trial of Derek Chauvin, the the former Minneapolis police officer on trial for the death of George Floyd. After a roughly three week trial and 10 hours of deliberation, the jury has decided that Derek Chauvin is GUILTY of killing George Floyd. Get more in-depth details about Derek Chauvin's Trial from ABC News.
Derek Chauvin was charged with 2nd and 3rd degree murder, as well as 2nd degree manslaughter.
Here are the three charges against Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd:
- Count 1: 2nd degree murder - Unintentional murder during a felony
- Count 2: 3rd degree murder - Depraved mind murder
- Count 3: 2nd degree manslaughter - Culpable negligence
Major cities across the country are preparing for possible unrest.
According to CBSN, just before the announcement, crowds were beginning to gather and the police were preparing for possible unrest in Minneapolis. Buildings have boarded up windows, Hennepin County employees were ordered to go home for the day, and doors and area schools will strictly do distance learning tomorrow. It was reported that other major cities around the country are also prepared for unrest.
Derek Chauvin will be sentenced in eight weeks.
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