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Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer convicted of murdering George Floyd, broke his silence to offer “condolences” to his family as Judge Peter Cahill sentenced him to 22 years and six months in prison. His mother spoke of how she will be sentenced too without a mention for George Floyd or his families loss. She said she feared dying before her favourite son is released from prison. “Derek has played over and over in his head the events of that day. I have seen the toll it has taken on him.”
The sentence marks 10 years above the 12.5-year guideline for second-degree unintentional murder, due to aggravating factors. Cahill said he wasn’t going to be “profound” in the court and instead pointed to a 22-page legal argument outlining the rationale for the determination.
It came after the court heard form Chauvin for the first time, as well as four members of the Floyd family. “I want to give my condolences to Floyd family, there’s going to be some other information in the future that would be of interest and I hope things will give you some peace of mind,” Chauvin said.
For the family of Floyd, his daughter, two brothers and nephew delivered victim impact statements asking the judge for the maximum sentence without the possibility of parole, probation or time off for good behaviour.
“Although Chauvin will be sentenced today and spend time in prison, he will have the luxury of seeing his family again, talking to them, he will likely get to spend time with them upon his release,” nephew Brandon Williams said.
“George’s murder, this trial, and everything in between has been tragically devastating, our family is forever broken and one thing we cannot get back is George Floyd.”
Hours before sentencing, the court ruled against the defence team’s request for a new trial or for a hearing on jury misconduct.
Chauvin was found guilty of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in April following an emotional and tense trial in Minneapolis.
George Floyd represents all the Black Men gone before; his murder represents all the Black men killed by servicing police officers while in custody. Many documented as unlawful killing BUT never charged ‘in insufficient evidence.
Black men have long been murdered by police officers who are guilty as Derek Chauvin, who live to tell untruths of a life taken in custody.
George Floyd represents all the Black Men, women and children that will once again be taken again in the near future by White people with protected White power where systematic racism is not addressed and ultimately dismantled for the sake of the lives of Black bodies and humanity .
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The jury returned guilty verdicts of second degree murder, third degree murder and manslaughter
NEW YORK TIME: How George Floyd Was Killed in Police Custody
WIKI: Murder of George Floyd
GEORGE PERRY FLOYD JR. Born October 14, 1973 Killed Monday May 25th, 2020 Laid to Rest Tuesday 9th June 2020 Age 46
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