Jury reaches verdict, to be announced, in Derek Chauvin trial

Former officer Derek Chauvin faces a murder charge in the second or third degree. The jury can also convict him of second-degree manslaughter or vote for acquittal. Photo courtesy of Ramsey County Sheriff's Office

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., April 10, 2021 (Gephardt Daily) — The jury has reached a verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin, charged in the death of George Floyd.

The verdict is expected to be announced sometime between 3:30 and 4 p.m. Central Time (2:30 to 3 p.m. in Utah).

Floyd died May 25, 2020, after Chauvin restricted his air supply for 9:29 minutes by kneeling on Floyd’s neck after an alleged non-violent crime. Defense attorneys argued Floyd’s death was caused by a number of factors.

Gephardt Daily will have more news as this story develops.

George Floyd. File photo: Facebook/George Floyd profile

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