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Supreme Court declines to hear appeal for Derek Chauvin’s murder conviction

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Derek Chauvin’s last appeal to reverse his conviction for George Floyd’s murder has been exhausted. The United States Supreme Court has rejected Chauvin’s petition to hear his case. Chauvin, in summer 2020, was filmed putting his knee up. George Floyd’s neck for about nine minutes and 29 seconds. Three other police officers who were involved in the incident have been charged and sentenced to shorter terms.  

A jury of 12 people in Hennepin County, Minnesota found Derek Chauvin guilty on April 20, 2021. Second degree murderGeorge Floyd’s death was a third-degree murder and second-degree homicide. Before the trial, the City of Minneapolis reached a settlement of $27 million with the Floyd Estate in the civil wrongful death action. In June 2021 the former officer was sentenced 22 years of prison. In December 2021, Chauvin pleaded guilty to violating Floyd’s civil rights and was sentenced to 21 years in federal prison, which he is serving concurrently with his state sentence.  

In April 2023, a Minnesota Court of Appeals affirmed Chauvin’s conviction after Chauvin’s lawyer challenged the trial court’s decision not to move the trial from Minneapolis. The Minnesota Supreme Court dismissed the case in July…



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