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Jury Finds Derek Chauvin Guilty of Second Degree Murder, Third Degree Murder and Second Degree Manslaughter in George Floyd Trial

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I happened to be up when the Wall Street Journal sent out an e-mail alert the jury had reached a verdict and it was to be read out soon. I turned on Court TV to see the live coverage. After school events have been cancelled in Minneapolis and kids are being told to go home. Court TV also reports that Minneapolis will have in-home-only instruction for the rest of this week. The jury has just found Derek Chauvin guilty on all counts: second degree murder, third degree murder and second degree manslaughter. You could hear the cheering outside the courtroom after the first two verdicts were read out. The prosecution put on a devastating case but nothing is certain until the jury decides. One factor was not just the tape of Chavin with his knee on George Floyd’s neck for nine minutes and 29

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I happened to be up when the Wall Street Journal sent out an e-mail alert the jury had reached a verdict and it was to be read out soon. I turned on Court TV to see the live coverage. After school events have been cancelled in Minneapolis and kids are being told to go home. Court TV also reports that Minneapolis will have in-home-only instruction for the rest of this week.

The jury has just found Derek Chauvin guilty on all counts: second degree murder, third degree murder and second degree manslaughter. You could hear the cheering outside the courtroom after the first two verdicts were read out.

The prosecution put on a devastating case but nothing is certain until the jury decides. One factor was not just the tape of Chavin with his knee on George Floyd’s neck for nine minutes and 29 seconds, but that the jury was also allowed to review the tape during its deliberations.

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