The jury has reached a verdict in the Derek Chauvin case after deliberating for four hours.
Judge Peter Cahill read the verdict, which found Chauvin guilty of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter. Chauvin, 45, previously pled not guilty to the charges in George Floyd’s death on May 25, 2020. He was facing up to 40 years in prison for second-degree murder, up to 25 years for third-degree murder, and up to 10 years for second-degree manslaughter. He will be sentenced in 8 weeks. While many witnesses took the stand during the trial, Chauvin invoked his fifth amendment right to take the stand.