A guilty verdict for the murder of George Floyd

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IslamNews – Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer, was found guilty on all counts in the death of George Floyd on Tuesday. The verdict capped one of the most-watched trials in the U.S. in recent memory. Follow live reaction.

The jury found him guilty of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and manslaughter. Mr. Chauvin faces up to 40 years in prison when he is sentenced in the coming weeks but is likely to receive far less time.

It was a quick verdict, just one day after lawyers made their closing arguments. For three weeks, America has followed the trial over the killing last year that set off worldwide protests against police brutality and racism. Mr. Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man, died on May 25 after being handcuffed and pinned to the ground under the knee of Mr. Chauvin, who is white, for more than nine minutes.

President Biden called the family of Mr. Floyd on Monday and said the evidence against Mr. Chauvin was “overwhelming,” adding that he was praying for the “right verdict.” People around the country held their breath waiting for the news.

Demonstrators marched through downtown Minneapolis on Monday as jury deliberations started. Bracing for unrest, some businesses and schools closed, and states around the country ordered National Guard troops to be on standby.

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Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer, was found guilty on all counts in the death of George Floyd on Tuesday. The verdict capped one of the most-watched trials in the U.S. in recent memory. Follow live reaction.

The jury found him guilty of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and manslaughter. Mr. Chauvin faces up to 40 years in prison when he is sentenced in the coming weeks but is likely to receive far less time.

It was a quick verdict, just one day after lawyers made their closing arguments. For three weeks, America has followed the trial over the killing last year that set off worldwide protests against police brutality and racism. Mr. Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man, died on May 25 after being handcuffed and pinned to the ground under the knee of Mr. Chauvin, who is white, for more than nine minutes.

President Biden called the family of Mr. Floyd on Monday and said the evidence against Mr. Chauvin was “overwhelming,” adding that he was praying for the “right verdict.” People around the country held their breath waiting for the news.

Demonstrators marched through downtown Minneapolis on Monday as jury deliberations started. Bracing for unrest, some businesses and schools closed, and states around the country ordered National Guard troops to be on standby.

Source: BBC