Jury finds George Floyd’s killer Derek Chauvin guilty

Jacob Kitchen, News

Derek Chauvin former Minneapolis police officer was convicted of murdering George Floyd. He was found guilty of second-degree and third-degree murder. A jury of six white, four black and two multiracial jurors took 10.5 hours over two days, four hours on Monday and 6.5 hours on Tuesday before finally rendering a verdict. Chauvin is facing a maximum 40-year sentence for the murder, 25-year sentence for third-degree murder and a 10-year sentence for third-degree manslaughter. Chauvin’s bail was immediately revoked, and his sentence will be in eight weeks. George Floyd’s death not only sparked protest in Minneapolis, it also sparked it all around the world, it got the attention of every citizen and celebrity. At trial, prosecutors argued that Chauvin was responsible for Floyd’s death by kneeling on his neck, while the defense argued that he died because he had drugs in his system and preexisting health conditions. Three other officers were also arrested and will stand trial together this summer.