Chauvin Trial Verdict

Chauvin Trial Verdict

Graham Leigh, Writer

 

Derrick Chauvin who was accused of second-degree murder, second-degree manslaughter, and third-degree murder was finally brought to justice on April 20 2021. The event of Floyd’s death occurring over a year ago brought up an uproaring of people fighting for justice. That justice was served yesterday. Chauvin was Found guilty of all charges. The jury heard from 45 witnesses 7 of which were from Chauvin, the other 38 from the Prosecution side. George Floyd’s family rejoiced in the verdict and were very delighted. Chauvin 45 years old could face a maximum sentence of 75 years. He has not had his sentencing hearing but he has a recommended only 12 and a half years. A small time for a crime so big. The prosecution had a 2 ½ hour closing argument. After the closing arguments, were delivered, the jury only took 10 hours to agree on a verdict. Normally in a case this big the verdict from the jury doesn’t come for more than a day after.