© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: The police who placed the cup were shot because of Derek Chauvin
(Reuters) – Derek Chauvin, a former Minneapolis police officer convicted this week of murder and manslaughter in George Floyd’s death in an arrest last year, will be sentenced on June 16, Chi Minnesota Justice Branch said Friday.
Chauvin faces a 75-year combined prison sentence for second-degree murder, third-degree murder and manslaughter after being found guilty on Tuesday. Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill will convict Chauvin.
In a separate action Friday, Cahill ordered that identifying information about jurors in high-level cases be sealed for at least 180 days.
In a May 2020 video-recorded confrontation, Chauvin, the white man, nudged Floyd’s neck for more than nine minutes, a black man handcuffed and tummy, who was being arrested. for suspected of using a counterfeit $ 20 bill to buy cigarettes at a grocery store.
The most serious crime, second degree murder, ranges from 12-1 / 2 years to 40 years, depending on the defendant’s past records and whether the judge believes there are aggravating factors in the crime or not.
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