George Floyd: Derek Chauvin May Face 40 Years Jail As Court Found him Guilty Of All Three Charges

Succur has come in the way of the George Floyd family after the court on Tuesday found Derek Chauvin guilty.

Chauvin was found guilty of two counts of murder after Floyd died under his knee.

The former Minneapolis police officer was captured on camera as he knelt on Floyd’s neck for about 8 minutes.

The death set off protests for months as Black Lives Matters dominated the street.

The trial, which lasted for three weeks, finally came to an end after the jurors deliberated for 10 hours.

Mr Chauvin was found guilty of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and manslaughter for the killing of George Floyd.

Derek Chauvin
Derek Chauvin

The former white police officer faces up to 40 years in prison with the sentencing if the judge doesn’t give him less time.

Though the state has asked for a higher sentence, the presumptive sentence for second-degree murder is 12.5 years, according to Minnesota’s sentencing guidelines.

Mr Floyd was murdered on the street in the presence of tens of passerby last year on Memorial Day.

Before the verdict, the street around the heavily fortified courthouse in downtown Minneapolis was occupied by Black Lives Matter protesters, prompting the police to ringed the area with razor wire and guarded by National Guard soldiers.

The judgement is unexpected in a country where the death of black people hardly attracts serious penalty, particularly if they are white police officers.

The death of Mr Floyd has set the country to more accountability for the police abuses and more equality under the law, The New York Times report.

This has put to rest any worries that Mr Chauvin may not be prosecuted.

Mr Chauvin will be sentenced in several weeks following the completion of a pre-sentencing report about his background.

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