Judge Denies Derek Chauvin’s Motion For A New Trial (Update)

On Friday, a judge denied Derek Chauvin’s motion for a new trial.

According to CNBC, a Minnesota judge denied Derek Chauvin’s motion for a new trial just hours ahead of his sentencing. 

Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill stated that Derek Chauvin’s lawyer failed to highlight errors that hindered him from a fair trial or that the prosecution showed any misconduct, according to CNBC.

The judge also denied a request for a hearing on “possible misconduct by jurors, saying Chauvin’s lawyer failed to establish that a juror gave false testimony during jury selection.”

According to reports, the prosecutors have requested Chauvin to receive 30 years in prison, which is ten years less than the maximum sentence.

Shortly after the sentencing, a federal grand jury indicted the four former Minneapolis police officers involved in the death of George Floyd. According to court documents obtained by CNN, the jury is alleging the officers violated Floyd’s constitutional rights.

As you know, Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis officer who kneeled on George Floyd’s neck for nearly 10 minutes, has been found guilty on all counts.

The jury in the trial deliberated for 10 hours, returning a verdict for three counts: Guilty of second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter.

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