Derek Chauvin Found Guilty Of Murdering George Floyd, Demonstrations Planned In NYC – Gothamist

Chauvin, who has been free on $1 million bond since October, was handcuffed and taken to prison immediately after the judge announced the verdict. He was found guilty of second degree murder, third degree murder, and manslaughter, and faces up to 40 years in prison, though he will likely face around 12 years.

A twelve-person jury reached the unanimous verdict on its second day of deliberations, following a three-week trial featuring testimony from nearly 50 witnesses. In order to find Chauvin guilty of second degree murder, the top charge, jurors had to determine that he “intended to commit [third degree] assault and that George Floyd sustained substantial bodily harm as a result,” according to Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill’s instruction.

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