Derek Chauvin to be sentenced in George Floyd murder case

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(MINNEAPOLIS) — Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis Police officer convicted in the death of George Floyd, will be sentenced Friday.

The sentencing starts at 2:30 p.m. ET.

In April, Chauvin, 45, was found guilty on three counts: Second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter for pressing his knee against Floyd’s neck for more than 9 minutes. He is widely expected to appeal.

Chauvin will be sentenced on the most serious charge, second-degree unintentional murder, which under Minnesota law has a maximum sentence of 40 years.

Judge Peter Cahill will decide the sentence.

Chauvin is expected to be the 10th law enforcement officer sentenced to prison terms after being convicted of murdering people on the job, according to data by the Police Integrity Research Group at Bowling Green State University.

Jun 25, 11:36 am
Judge Cahill denies request for a new trial

Judge Cahill on Friday denied yet another attempt by Chauvin’s defense team for a new trial, hours before the sentencing hearing.

The filing stated the defendant “has failed to demonstrate that the Court abused its discretion or committed error such that the Defendant was deprived of his constitutional right to a fair trial.”

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