Derek Chauvin Found Guilty for the Murder of George Floyd

Valentina Arias, Multimedia Photo Editor

On Apr. 20, 2021, Derek Chauvin was found guilty for the murder of George Floyd. Eleven months have passed since Floyd’s death, and the trial has come to an end with a verdict convicting Chauvin of all charges made against him.

In May 2020, Chauvin murdered Floyd by kneeling on his neck while Floyd begged and pleaded with Chauvin to stop for around 10 minutes. Since that day, Chauvin has no longer served as an officer for the Minneapolis Police Department. He was found guilty for second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. His sentencing is scheduled for June 16, 2021, and he will remain in jail until then. Chauvin has had his bail revoked. 

In Minnesota, a second-degree murder charge can hold a sentence of up to 40 years in prison, while third-degree murder can hold a sentence of up to 25 years in prison. Second-degree manslaughter can hold a sentence of  up to 10 years in prison. With all that being said, there is still no final word on how long Chauvin will serve. That information is expected to come out in approximately eight weeks. Stay tuned for more updates on this case.