Family statement, Chauvin in court
- The jury convicted Derek Chauvin in April of two murders, three murders, and two manslaughter charges for George Floyd’s death.
- Chauvin is also facing federal prosecution for violating George Floyd’s civil rights, which could add prison time.
- Three former Minneapolis police officers accused of supporting Floyd’s death and betting will be brought to justice in March.
Minneapolis-George Floyd’s family issued a statement Friday at the hearing of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who was convicted of murdering Floyd more than a year ago, including his seven-year-old daughter. ..
In April, the jury convicted Chauvin of two murders, three murders, and two manslaughter charges. Since then, Chauvin has been in the largest prison. He could be sentenced to up to 30 years in prison.
Floyd’s daughter, Janna, testified remotely via a mobile phone camera video. Wearing a checkered shirt and a purple headband, she told the court, “Ask how my dad was injured,” and asked him to help him play and brush his teeth every night. Told.
Janna told the court that she knew that her father was still around her through his spirit. If she could say anything to him, she would say to him, “I miss him and I love him.”
Floyd’s nephew Brandon Williams and his brothers Terence and Philonise Floyd also spoke and asked Chauvin to make the biggest decision.
“My family and I have been sentenced to life imprisonment. George can never be regained,” said Philonise Floyd.
Chauvin, who did not testify during the trial, has the opportunity to speak in the judgment. It wasn’t immediately clear if he would speak.
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On Friday morning, Jude Peter Carhill of Hennepin County denied the defense counsel’s request for a new trial. Chauvin’s lawyer, Eric Nelson, filed a motion alleging that Chauvin had been deprived of his constitutional right to a fair trial, but Cayhill said Nelson could not prove any of the claims. ..
Chauvin, 45, killed Floyd outside the Cup Foods store in Minneapolis on Memorial Day 2020. After several police officers responded to the call for counterfeit bills. Bystanders videotaped the case, and the murder caused national protests against police atrocities and organized racism.
During Chauvin’s trial, police officers shot and killed 20-year-old Dantelite near the Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. Earlier this month, Minneapolis police shot deadly Winston Smith Jr., the father of three 32-year-old blacks.
Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison also urged the general public to submit a statement about its impact on the community online. The web portal for submitting statements was closed Thursday afternoon, and the Attorney General’s spokesperson could not immediately say how many submissions were received.
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Chauvin was convicted of three indictments, but he is sentenced only to the most serious offenses, as all indictments stem from one act against one person. For the first offender to commit a second murder, the Judgment Guidelines recommend imprisonment for 150 months or 12 and a half years.
Prosecutors impose more severe imprisonment on Chauvin for exacerbating Floyd’s death, including Chauvin’s abuse of his authority as a police officer and crimes committed in front of children I asked. Judge Peter Carhill of Minnesota last month determined that there were four exacerbating factors. This means that Chauvin can face up to 30 years in prison. However, Kay Hill was still able to sentence him to less.
Attorney Eric Nelson opposed a harsher ruling when Chauvin arrested Floyd, saying the state couldn’t prove that there was a particularly aggravating factor. Nelson impeached the verdict at a new trial and hearing for what he called the jury’s illegal activity.
Regardless of the sentence, a well-behaved defendant could serve two-thirds of the prison punishment and the rest could be sentenced to a supervised release called parole. Chauvin is also credited with his time in service since he was put in jail in April.
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Thomas Lane, J., three former Minneapolis police officers accused of assisting and aiding Floyd’s death. Quen and Tousao will be tried in March.
Meanwhile, a federal grand jury has charged Chauvin, Lane, Khun, and Sao with violating Floyd’s civil rights. This can take a long time for the decisions that former police officers may face. These accusations accuse government officials of violating federal law prohibiting abuse of their authority.
According to the Department of Justice, infringement of someone’s civil rights is punished “by lifelong imprisonment or the death penalty,” depending on the circumstances and injuries resulting from the crime.
Chauvin also faces another federal prosecution in 2017 resulting from a conflict with a 14-year-old child.
Hauck reported from Morristown, NJ.