Attorneys in the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer charged with killing George Floyd, are set to make their closing arguments as each side seeks to persuade jurors to deliver their view of the right verdict.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Attorneys in the trial of a former Minneapolis police officer charged with killing George Floyd are set to make their closing arguments Monday, each side seeking to distill...
.Nelson is also likely to question perhaps the strongest single part of the state’s case — the video of Floyd’s arrest, including bystander Darnella Frazier’s video that largely established public perceptions of events. Nelson argued that camera angles can be deceptive, and used other views to suggest to jurors that Chauvin’s knee wasn’t on Floyd’s neck at all times.
“If I was Nelson, I’d do a lot of things, because a lot of things need to be done,” Joe Friedberg, a local defense attorney not involved in the case, said. “He’s in desperate trouble here.”Fourteen jurors heard testimony, two of them alternates. If Judge Peter Cahill follows the usual practice of dismissing the last two chosen as alternates,
the 12 who will deliberate will include six white and six Black or multiracial jurors.Second-degree murder requires prosecutors to prove Chauvin intended to harm Floyd. Third-degree murder requires proof that Chauvin’s actions were “eminently dangerous” and done with indifference to loss of life. Second-degree manslaughter requires jurors to believe that he caused Floyd’s death through negligence and consciously took the chance of causing severe injury or death. headtopics.com
Each count carries a different maximum sentence: 40 years for second-degree unintentional murder, 25 years for third-degree murder, and 10 years for second-degree manslaughter. Sentencing guidelines call for far less time, including 12 1/2 years on either murder count.
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Desperate attempt to be relevant Are there any Black people on this jury? This trial should have only lasted 8 minutes. ChauvinVerdict “I told you, you can’t win!” Delawareblack nbgnetwork is this headline written by a middle-school intern...AP do better or get a better AI to write your articles or something...that headline is just f%^king embarrassing..you used to be a quality news outlet 😢
7 Days in a row, Breaking! 168 hours, or 7 full days, on average: Wind electricity in UK & Scotland = 5.4% capacity 'each side seeks to persuade jurors to deliver their view of the right verdict.' duh The mere fact there is even a trial for something so inarguably obvious, is a complete insult. It not only perfectly illustrates racial inequality in our country, but extreme ignorance.
He is guilty as hell,no doubt about it If he gets off It’s going to be a hot summer 🔥 The prosecutors were determined to convince the jury that Chauvin was guilty. Our prediction is the jury will render a guilty verdict. However, the jury's obstacle may be to agree to reach Chauvin's level of the guild.
The defense attorney is expected to surmise that George 'Pinky' Floyd was 'Comfortably Numb' - Attorneys in the trial of Derek Chauvin, the ex- Minneapolis cop charged w/killing George Floyd, are set to present 'closing arguments' today, to sway the jurors The “right” verdict😂😂😂😂 They should be disbarred.
Closing arguments? More like brain-dead excuses. I can almost hear them. “But he was kneeling in prayer! If you convict him, you’ll be denying him his First Amendment rights!” He could always volunteer to become Mr Floyd and re-enact the matter. Knee on neck, foot off the ground, all body weight applied for 8 mins and 46 seconds. Freed if he survives.
May justice be done and he found not guilty on all charges. Chauvin didn't cause an overdose. Free big screens and Nikes to follow!!!