How long will Derek Chauvin be in jail, and what does George Floyd’s verdict mean?

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Derek Chauvin convicted of all three charges


Derek Chauvin, The former Minneapolis Police officer accused of murder George FloydWas convicted on Tuesday for all three counts faced by 12 juries.

After listening to the court testimony for 15 days and deliberating for about 10 hours, the jury was able to make a unanimous decision on the three charges.

Chauvin, 45, was convicted of two murders, three murders, and two manslaughter charges for the killing of Mr. Floyd on May 25, 2020.

Police handcuffed Chauvin, who had been released on bail, away from the court after a jury verdict, and Judge Peter Carhill revoked the bail. Chauvin will be detained by police until a ruling scheduled for June.

The city of Minneapolis, Minnesota, where Floyd died in May 2020, considers the case to be one of the most important citizenship cases of his generation and is preparing for a verdict.

How far is Chauvin behind the bar?

Chauvin was found guilty of two murders, two unintentional murders and three murders.

According to Minnesota guidelines, the estimated sentence for each murder was 12.5 years for a non-criminal defendant like Chauvin.

However, the state has severely sentenced former police officers to several aggravating factors, including the murder in front of a child and Mr. Floyd’s treatment of “special atrocities” by Chauvin. I asked for. The state also said an extension was needed because a former police officer “abused his authority”.

Two murders can result in 40 years’imprisonment, and three murders can result in up to 25 years’ imprisonment.

In addition, Chauvin can be convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to up to 10 years in prison. However, according to state guidelines, for a defendant like Chauvin, the estimated sentence without criminal history is four years.

As a result, Chauvin can face up to 75 years in prison.

Chauvin had the opportunity to decide whether he wanted the jury to determine if there was an aggravating factor in the murder, but he waived that right.

Judge Cahill will determine if there are any exacerbating factors and determine the length of Chauvin’s imprisonment. In Minnesota, defendants have been sentenced to about two-thirds of their sentence and the rest have been released on parole.

The Associated Press contributed to this report