Derek Chauvin Sentence: How Long Will He Spend In Prison?
Added 04-21-21 02:29:01pm EST - “Judge Peter Cahill will decide if an upward sentencing departure applies to this case. Based on minimum sentencing guidelines, Chauvin will get at least 12 and a half years in prison.” - Stlouis.cbslocal.com
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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO-TV) — Derek Chauvin is spending his first full day in the Minnesota Correctional Facility in Oak Park Heights.
He showed no reaction Tuesday afternoon as the judge read all three unanimous guilty verdicts for the murder of George Floyd on Memorial Day last year. Chauvin was quickly handcuffed and taken out of the courtroom.
The former Minneapolis police officer is guilty of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. Chauvin will stay locked up until his sentencing date in about eight weeks.
Judge Peter Cahill will decide if an upward sentencing departure applies to this case. Based on minimum sentencing guidelines, Chauvin will get at least 12-and-a-half years in prison, but it could be much longer.
“Under the Minnesota sentencing guidelines, if you kill someone intentionally … that’s 25 years (in prison). Different from first-degree murder, which is premeditated, but if you intend to kill someone it’s 25 years,” attorney Joe Tamburino told WCCO-TV in Minneapolis. “Chauvin was convicted of an unintentional murder and negligence crimes. So would the judge give him the same time as if he actually intended to kill Mr. Floyd? That’s going to be a critical issue.”
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