The trial of ex-cop Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd has ended. Derek Chauvin was convicted of killing African-American George Floyd last May in the United States.
The jury ruled for more than 10 hours and finally handed down a verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin, finding the former Minneapolis police officer guilty of second-degree and third-degree murder.
Derek Chauvin was found guilty of all three counts and accepted the verdict calmly, without much emotion.
The maximum sentence for this offense is 40 years in prison.
— Reuters (@Reuters) April 20, 2021
The trial of ex-cop Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd has ended
The verdict was handed down by a 12-member jury after more than 10 hours of talks over two days. It was locked on Tuesday afternoon around 2 pm local time. Twelve jurors reviewed the testimonies of 45 witnesses, including passers-by, police officers and experts, along with hours of video evidence.
The American media write that the courtroom is surrounded by barricades, and members of the National Guard were deployed around it.