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Wed Jun 2, 2021, 07:27 PM

Prosecutors Seek 30 Years for Derek Chauvin in George Floyd Murder

Source: Wall Street Journal

Prosecutors on Wednesday said they are seeking a 30-year sentence for former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, convicted in April of the murder of George Floyd, while his defense attorney asked for less than the 15-year maximum in state sentencing guidelines or probation.

Defense Attorney Eric Nelson also made his most extensive argument yet that Mr. Chauvin should be granted a retrial because of what he called prosecutorial and juror misconduct and errors by the judge, particularly in not granting a change of venue.

Mr. Chauvin is expected to be sentenced June 25 after being found guilty in April of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter after kneeling on Mr. Floyd’s neck and back for more than nine minutes as he lay handcuffed in a prone position.

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The maximum sentence for second-degree murder is 40 years, but state sentencing guidelines recommend up to 15 years for a person with no criminal history.



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Reply Prosecutors Seek 30 Years for Derek Chauvin in George Floyd Murder (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jun 2 OP
abqtommy Jun 2 #1
FBaggins Jun 3 #7
hlthe2b Jun 2 #2
ProfessorGAC Jun 2 #3
Lonestarblue Jun 2 #4
Bayard Jun 3 #5
sarisataka Jun 3 #6

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Jun 2, 2021, 07:33 PM

1. Nobody has asked me but I favor a sentence of life with no parole. Just from

what I've read and heard, Chauvin has plenty of history.

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Response to abqtommy (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 3, 2021, 11:40 AM

7. I'm not sure that's an option

From what I've read, the sentencing guideline would be 12.5 years and it takes some aggravating factors to get it up to 30 years.

IOW - I think they're asking for the maximum possible sentence for the crimes involved.

Of course, there's still the possibility of a federal prosecution

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Jun 2, 2021, 07:46 PM

2. Defense attorney thinks he can get him "PROBATION"... Yes, indeed...

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Jun 2, 2021, 07:51 PM

3. Inevitable, After What Defense Proposed

They made an unserious offer of time served + probation. For murder.
Prosecution had little choice but to go to the other extreme.
Had the defense come up with 7 years plus 5 probation, prosecutors might have recommended something less harsh.
But, the defense just had to minimize the seriousness of the offense.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Jun 2, 2021, 08:34 PM

4. Thirty years sounds about right.

I know he won’t get that, but I suspect his life in prison will be hell. Bad cops are probably not the most popular people there.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Jun 3, 2021, 10:35 AM

5. I don't expect him to last 30 days in prison

Much less 30 years.

Are they going to put him in the general prison population?

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Response to Bayard (Reply #5)

Thu Jun 3, 2021, 10:57 AM

6. No, he won't be in general population

For just that reason

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