Chris Perkins: What next after Chauvin’s conviction on 3 counts?
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The 12 jurors who convicted Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd had three counts to consider and returned guilty verdicts on all three.
Chauvin was charged with second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in Floyd’s May 25 death. The case came down to two key questions:
Did Chauvin cause Floyd’s death and were his actions reasonable? Each charge required a different element of proof as to Chauvin’s state of mind. Chauvin was taken into custody after Tuesday’s verdict.
Now a judge will gather information from attorneys before issuing a sentence. Chauvin faces up to 40 years on the most serious count.
KUSI political contributor, Joseph Perkins, joined Good Morning San Diego to discuss the trial and what’s next for Derek Chauvin.