According to the Minnesota Public Radio (MPR), Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill will pronounce Chauvan’s verdict on Friday, and the trial is expected to begin around 1.30 p.m. Central Daylight Time (2.30 p.m. Eastern Time). .
Xiao Wan Convicted on three counts on April 20-Unintentional second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter-but because these convictions were caused by “single act incidents,” according to Minnesota law, he would only be convicted for the most serious crimes.
The proceedings will be broadcast live by various media including MPR and court TV.
According to the state’s sentencing guidelines, the most serious penalty for unintentional second-degree murder is 40 years’ imprisonment.
However, Chauvin is unlikely to face the maximum sentence. According to the Associated Press (AP), since he had not been convicted before, Minnesota’s sentencing guidelines stipulate that the “presumptive sentence” is 12.5 years, with discretionary sentences ranging from 10 to 15 years.
Nevertheless, as Judge Cahill is considering four aggravating factors that may make him sentenced to a longer sentence, Xiao Wan may face a harsher sentence. The prosecutor is seeking a 30-year sentence for Chauvin, and this result is an obvious possibility.
The aggravating factor is that Xiao Wan “abuses the position of trust and authority”, he “behaves particularly cruelly”, and he committed second-degree murder “with three other people”-meaning Three other policemen are accused of violating civil rights-And he committed the crime “in front of the child.”
According to a court TV report, Cahill had previously stated that the prosecution proved four aggravating circumstances in the trial. Xiao Wan pressed his knee on Freud’s neck for 9 minutes and 29 seconds, causing him to die.
In the May order, Cahill wrote: “George Floyd died slowly within about 6 minutes of his positional suffocation. This is particularly cruel, because Mr. Freud begged for mercy. A life, obviously he was afraid of the knowledge that he might die. But during this period, the defendant was objectively indifferent to Mr. Freud’s request.”
Cahill will hear the arguments of the prosecution and defense before sentencing on Friday. It is also expected that the Freud family’s victim impact statement will be released. Shavin will have the opportunity to speak, but he refused to testify in the high-profile trial.
Eric Nelson, Chauvin’s lawyer, has asked his client Sentenced to probation and probation, Although this result seems unlikely. Nelson believes that the “single most important fact” supported by evidence is that Chauvan did not intend to kill Freud.
According to Minnesota law, Chau Wan may only serve two-thirds of his sentence in prison, and then may be released under supervision.
Weekly newspaper Derek Chauvin’s lawyers have been asked for comment.