Breaking: Derek Chauvin sentenced to 22.5 years for George Floyd’s murder ▷ Nigeria news

Breaking: Derek Chauvin sentenced to 22.5 years for George Floyd’s murder ▷ Nigeria news


  • A judge in the United States of America has sentenced Derek Chauvin to many years in prison for the killing of George Floyd
  • In April, he was convicted of of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter
  • Meanwhile, the judge said that the sentence was not motivated by “public opinion,” “emotion or sympathy” and granted Chauvin credit for 199 days

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Finally, a closure has arrived in the killing of George Floyd by former Minneapolis Police officer, Derek Chauvin. This follows that the officer has now been sentenced to 22 and a half years in prison.

Chauvin was convicted in April of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter, Fox News reports.

Minnesota District Court Judge Peter Cahill read the judgement.

A court has sentenced Derek Chauvin to 22.5 years for George Floyd's murder
Derek Chauvin has been sentenced to 22.5 years for George Floyd’s murder. Photo: FoxNews
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It was expected that the judge would hand down a sentence between 20 and 25 years, with a maximum of 40 and an average sentence for similar crimes around 12.5. Floyd’s brothers asked the court for the maximum punishment of 40 years, and prosecutors asked for 30.

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His lighter sentence is believed to be a result of his clean past records. Chauvin has no prior criminal record.

CNN reports that Second-degree manslaughter carries a presumptive sentence of four years for someone with no record, according to the guidelines. The judge’s discretion ranged from three years and five months to four years and eight months.

Recall that Legit.ng had reported that Floyd, an African-American man, died in Minneapolis on Monday, May 25, when Derek Chauvin, a white Minneapolis police officer, knelt on his neck for roughly eight minutes.

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An independent autopsy report has revealed Floyd died due to asphyxia – a condition arising when the body is deprived of oxygen, causing unconsciousness or death.

Legit.ng had earlier reported that Chauvin could receive more than $1 million (N387,550,000) in pension benefits during his retirement years even if he is convicted.

Various reports confirmed that the police officer could also receive $1.5 million (N581,325,000) in pension benefits.

Source: Legit.ng



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