Derek Chauvin CASE UPDATE – Judge Agrees!
(NewsReady.com) – Convicted murderer Derek Chauvin was sentenced to 22 ½ years in prison by a Minnesota court in June 2021 for killing George Floyd. The ex-police officer is also facing federal prison time for violating Floyd’s civil rights. The judge in the federal case just made a big decision.
Chauvin agreed to a plea deal with federal prosecutors about five months ago, but the federal judge on the case just accepted it. According to reports, the judge will sentence the former cop to 20 to 25 years for his crimes. The plea deal reportedly states the former cop will serve between 17 and just over 21 years if he gets credit for good behavior.
NEW: A federal judge has accepted a plea deal from Derek Chauvin.
Under the plea deal, Chauvin will be sentenced to 20 to 25 years in prison.
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Chauvin is currently appealing his state conviction in the Minnesota Court of Appeals. In his appeal, his legal team claims the jurors in the case were intimidated by the publicity and protests sparked by Floyd’s death. They want either a reversal of the conviction, a resentencing, or a reversal and new trial. The murder of Floyd led to riots across the country and millions of dollars in property damage.
Even if the sentence in Minneapolis is overturned, the 46-year-old will be a senior citizen when he gets out of prison.
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