Finally! Derek Chauvin found guilty of murdering George Floyd

Former Minneapolis Officer Derek Chauvin has been found guilty of murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd.

Mr Floyd’s death in May stirred worldwide protests against racism and police brutality after a video showed Mr Chauvin pinning Mr Floyd’s neck to the ground for minutes with his knee.

The jury reached its verdict Tuesday and found Mr Chauvin, 45, guilty on all three charges — second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.

The former police officer faces up to 40 years behind bars on the top charge.

Clips of the court proceeding showed Mr Chauvin, who wore a light gray suit, white shirt and blue tie, with little emotion while the verdict was read, before he was whisked out of the courtroom, cuffed to the back.

The latter part of the high-profile explosive case lasted for more than 10 hours over two days.

In all, 45 witnesses were called to the stand in the hearing that had nearly three weeks of testimony in Hennepin County District Court.

The verdict has sparked celebration on the streets of Minneapolis as the case is seen as an historic win for the struggle against racism and police brutality particularly against blacks in the U.S.

About Delia Innoma

Delia Innoma is a prolific writer, promoter, artist manager with full professional proficiency in English, German and Igbo languages. She studied accounting and computer programming at the Institute of Management and Technology Enugu and Germany respectively. Delia is also a devoted mother of two and she founded the Diamond Celebrities Magazine. Her sense of responsibility and commitment to the Christian faith are essential forces driving her daily activities.

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