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Dereck M. Chauvin found guilty of murdering George P. Floyd Jr

- Bail revoked until sentencing; Could face lengthy prison term
The jury in a US Court has found former police officer Derek M. Chauvin (in photo) guilty on all counts in the murder of George Floyd last May, 2020. Photo: USA Today
A courtroom sketch showing Derek M. Chauvin watching video footage of George P. Floyd's death. Photo: Jane Rosenberg/Reuters
A courtroom sketch showing Derek M. Chauvin watching video footage of George P. Floyd's death. Photo: Jane Rosenberg/Reuters
A person reacts after the verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial is announced in front of Hennepin County Courthouse in Minneapolis Tuesday, April 19, 2021. Photo: Carlos Barria/Reuters
A person reacts after the verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial is announced in front of Hennepin County Courthouse in Minneapolis Tuesday, April 19, 2021. Photo: Carlos Barria/Reuters
MINNEAPOLIS, USA— The jury in a US Court has found former police officer Derek M. Chauvin guilty on all counts in the murder of George P. Floyd Jr last May, 2020.

Chauvin, 45, was found guilty of second- and third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.

The jury of six white people and six Black or multiracial ones came back with its verdict after about 10 hours of deliberations over two days.

The former officer, Chauvin, who is white, was seen on video pinning Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man, to the ground with his knee last Memorial Day for over nine minutes after police responded to a report that Floyd used a counterfeit $20 bill.

Cell phone video of the incident went viral and touched off months of protests in the US and abroad condemning police brutality and calling for racial justice. The widely watched trial, which began in March with jury selection, was livestreamed –Minnesota's first criminal case to be televised.

The video footage led to protests in the US and around the world over police use of force against minorities.

It is rare that US police are convicted of murder and this high-profile trial has been seen as a watershed in race relations.

Chauvin's defence argued that drugs and poor health caused Floyd's death but the prosecution urged the jury to believe what they saw in the video.

Chauvin may face long prison sentence

Chauvin faces 12 1/2 years or 150 months in prison under sentencing guidelines for a first-time offender. But, the prosecution argues there are aggravating factors that require a longer prison term. That means Chauvin may face longer than that sentence.

Throughout the trial, prosecutors argued that Chauvin's knee – pressed against Floyd's neck while he was handcuffed and face-down on the street – led to his death by loss of oxygen. The defense argued underlying heart issues and the methamphetamine and fentanyl in his system caused Floyd's death while he struggled with police.

The prosecution rested its case last week after calling 38 witnesses and playing dozens of video clips over the course of 11 days. The defense rested Thursday, April 15, 2021, after calling seven witnesses over two days. Attorneys for both sides presented their closing arguments on Monday, April 19, 2021.

Chauvin's bail was immediately revoked until his sentencing.

24 Responses to “Dereck M. Chauvin found guilty of murdering George P. Floyd Jr”

  • usa (20/04/2021, 18:15) Like (27) Dislike (16) Reply
    Every State in American would have been burning after sun down if he was not found guilty. Just waiting to see how much years he will be sentenced. He will be living in isolation in prison because the other prisoners will skin and eat him alive.
    • Why (21/04/2021, 09:32) Like (7) Dislike (3) Reply
      To the ones that hit dislike to the above comment, yes, America would have burn. Americans is not afraid to take to the streets and let their voices be heard and demand action. The BVI, everyone sit back and talk s**t. NO ACTION TORTOLA.
  • what (20/04/2021, 18:34) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    american justice or what
  • vv (20/04/2021, 18:39) Like (25) Dislike (2) Reply
    Right now we need some of those guilty verdict in tola
  • yess (20/04/2021, 18:43) Like (28) Dislike (1) Reply
    Finally Thank God
  • @usa (20/04/2021, 19:21) Like (3) Dislike (4) Reply
    @#USA... He will sentences on all 3 charges to run concurrently for 40yrs and after 30 yrs in prison he will be a free man.
    • Actually (21/04/2021, 17:02) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      I suspect anyone who been in prison 49 years would need be free even when he gets out.
  • Despicable (20/04/2021, 19:41) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
    While the verdicts are clearly right, there is no punishment fitting for that cowardly monster. May he rot.
  • ALM (20/04/2021, 21:07) Like (5) Dislike (43) Reply
    Floyd died of a drug overdose, he had enough fentanyl in his system to kill an elephant
    • Spectator (20/04/2021, 23:06) Like (2) Dislike (18) Reply
      stfu
    • Citizen (20/04/2021, 23:50) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
      Nothing to do with that knee in the neck huh?!? Oh well. Chauvin’s still found guilty. Especially since he made sure if the fentanyl didn’t do the job the knee sure would.
    • Reader (21/04/2021, 05:08) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
      @ ALM...Whether you are a certified doctor or not, or whether the one charged had any knowledge of the gravity of the effects his use of force was having on Mr. Floyd, you obviously do not realize that if he was not placed in such a hazardous position by the officer, and for so long, he may have lived! I hope you're not a white racist as officer Chauvin has been labelled.
    • Redshoes (21/04/2021, 08:23) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
      To ALM the drugs in his system never kneel in his neck you are just as bad as the police that kill him
    • . (21/04/2021, 12:48) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      that is a lie. he had less than 1 percent of fentanyl in his system
  • The TRUTH (20/04/2021, 21:28) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    POS. Hope he's baptised daily in the pen.
  • Jah Guide (21/04/2021, 00:11) Like (10) Dislike (3) Reply
    He needs the DEATH penalty!!
  • Let’s see (21/04/2021, 07:58) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Let’s see if C***y and her BVIBLM will celebrate this while our own is killing our own. You’d think after the lady was killed that would have been enough for BVIBLM to have a Mach in our streets. Probably good Organization just wrong mindset.
  • ??? (21/04/2021, 09:35) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    This is a feel good moment. The system has not changed since the verdict.
  • Wayne DEAD (21/04/2021, 09:35) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    ANd right before or after the verdict those CLEAR cops killed a 16 year old black girl in Ohio. LOL these wicked CLEAR cops relentless with their murder game.
  • B.L.M (21/04/2021, 10:12) Like (2) Dislike (5) Reply
    BLACK LIVES MATTER!!!!
  • E. Leonard (21/04/2021, 11:13) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    A 12-member jury of Dereck Chauvin’s peers convicted him of 2nd and 3rd degree murder and 2nd degree man-slaughter. It was the first step in Dereck Chauvin’s day in court and due process; Chauvin will certainly appeal his convictions. Nonetheless, as Vice-President Kamala note, Chauvin conviction was a measure of justice, not total justice. Injustice is still alive and well, conviction not withstanding. Police violence against Black men and women is foundational in the US, i.e., slave patrols, Black codes, Jim Crow era.........etc. There is a systemic problem and epidemic with Black men and women dying at the hands of police. Yesterday, while the jury was reporting out their verdicts, a 16-year old girl in Ohio was shot by the police; that shooting is still being investigated. Moreover, for hundred of years police power was used to violate and brutalized Blacks with impunity. It occurred with the sanction of the ‘State.’ Police has a tough job and most serve with honor, living up to the creed to serve and protect; a few rotten ones tarnish the whole force. Nevertheless, policing in the US and elsewhere needs to be re-imagined and transformed.
  • facts (25/04/2021, 12:45) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Look up gus to


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