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What Derek Chauvin is charged with in George Floyd's death

Added 04-22-21 03:11:02am EST - “Here's what you need to know about each of the charges and what prosecutors must have proved to the jury in order to convict him.” - News.yahoo.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From News.yahoo.com: “What Derek Chauvin is charged with in George Floyd's death”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Jury deliberations resumed Tuesday in the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer charged in the May 2020 death of George Floyd. The judge handed the case to the 12-member panel, which deliberated for four hours Monday before adjourning for the day.

Chauvin is facing three charges in the death of Floyd: second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. The jury could convict him on all three, two, one or none.

Here's what you need to know about the charges and what prosecutors must have proved in order to convict Chauvin:

Prosecutors must have proved beyond a reasonable doubt that Chauvin caused Floyd's death while assaulting him. This is the most serious charge. It carries a maximum sentence of 40 years in prison, according to state sentencing guidelines. But for people with no criminal history, like Chauvin, the presumptive sentence is 12.5 years.

Prosecutors must have proved beyond a reasonable doubt that Chauvin caused Floyd's death "by perpetrating an act eminently dangerous to others and evincing a depraved mind, without regard for human life." The charge carries a maximum sentence of 25 years in prison, or a presumptive sentence of 12.5 years for a person with no criminal history.

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