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Jury finds disgraced police officer Derek Chauvin guilty of murdering George Floyd

After 10 hours of deliberation, the jury in the Derek Chauvin trial has come back with a verdict. Chauvin was charged in the death of George Floyd.

On Tuesday, the jury in the case declared they found former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin guilty in all three charges against him. Chauvin was charged with second-degree murder —unintentional, while committing a felony; third-degree murder; and second-degree manslaughter,” according to the Wall Street Journal.

The judge in the case explained to the jury that “third-degree murder requires proof Mr. Chauvin caused Mr. Floyd’s death by committing an eminently dangerous act that was highly likely to cause death and showed a reckless disregard for human life. To convict Mr. Chauvin of second-degree manslaughter, the jurors would need to conclude that culpable negligence and reckless actions by Mr. Chauvin caused Mr. Floyd’s death.”

The judge also set the sentencing date to be 8 weeks from today.

After the jury announced their findings, the judge revoked Chauvin’s bail and remanded him into custody. On the courtroom livestream you could see Chauvin being taken into custody.

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