Breaking: Derek Chauvin Guilty On All 3 Counts In George Floyd's Death

Former Minneapolis Officer Derek Chauvin was convicted Tuesday of murder and manslaughter for pinning George Floyd to the pavement with his knee on the Black man’s neck (4:01). WCCO 4 News - April 20, 2021

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JUDGE PETER CAHILL: Members of the jury, I will now read the verdicts as they will appear in the permanent records of the 4th Judicial District-- State of Minnesota, county of Hennepin, District Court, 4th Judicial District. State of Minnesota, plaintiff, versus Derrick Michael Chauvin, defendant.

Verdict count one. Court file number 27-CR-20-12646. We the jury, in the above entitled manner as to count one, unintentional second degree murder while committing a felony, find the defendant guilty. This verdict agreed to this 20th day of April 2021 at 1:44 PM. Signed juror foreperson, juror number 19.

Same caption. Verdict count two. We the jury, in the above entitled manner as to count two, third degree murder, perpetrating an imminently dangerous act, find the defendant guilty. This verdict agreed to this 20th day of April 2021 at 1:45 PM. Signed by jury foreperson, juror number 19.

Same caption. Verdict count three. We the jury, in the above entitled manner as to count three, second degree manslaughter, culpable negligence creating an unreasonable risk, find the defendant guilty. This verdict agreed to this 20th day of April 2021 at 1:45 PM. Jury foreperson 019.

Members of the jury, I'm now going to ask you individually if these are your true and correct verdicts. Please respond yes or no. Juror number two, Are these your true and correct verdicts?

- Yes.

JUDGE PETER CAHILL: Juror number nine, are these your true and correct verdicts?

- Yes.

JUDGE PETER CAHILL: Juror number 19, are these your true and correct verdicts?

- Yes

JUDGE PETER CAHILL: Juror number 27, are these your true and correct verdicts?

- Yes

JUDGE PETER CAHILL: Juror number 44, are these your true and correct verdicts?

- Yes.

JUDGE PETER CAHILL: Juror number 52, are these your true and correct verdicts?

- Yes.

JUDGE PETER CAHILL: Juror number 55, are these your true and correct verdicts?

- Yes.

JUDGE PETER CAHILL: Juror number 79, are these your true and correct verdicts?

- Yes.

JUDGE PETER CAHILL: Juror number 85, are these your true and correct verdicts?

- Yes.

JUDGE PETER CAHILL: Juror number 89, is this your-- are these your true and correct verdicts?

- Yes.

JUDGE PETER CAHILL: Juror number 91, are these your true and correct verdicts?

- Yes.

JUDGE PETER CAHILL: Juror number 92, are these your true and correct verdicts?

- Yes.

JUDGE PETER CAHILL: Are these your verdicts? So say you want one so say you all?

ALL: Yes.

JUDGE PETER CAHILL: Members of the jury, I find that the verdicts as read reflect the will of the jury and will be filed accordingly. I have to thank you on behalf of the people of the state of Minnesota for not only jury service but heavy-duty jury service. What I'm going to ask you to do now is to follow the deputy back into your usual room and I will join you in a few minutes to answer questions and to advise you further. So, all rise for the jury.

[CROWD CHEERING]

[CROWD CHANTING "GEORGE FLOYD"]

JUDGE PETER CAHILL: All right, be seated. With the guilty verdict returned we're going to have Blakely-- you may file a written argument as to Blakely Factors within one week. The court will issue findings on the Blakely Factors-- the factual findings-- one week after that or a PSI immediately returnable in four weeks. And we will also have a briefing on-- after you get the PSI-- six weeks from now. And then eight weeks from now we will have sentencing. We'll get you the exact dates in a scheduling order. Is there a motion on behalf of the state?

- We move to have the court revoke the defendant's bail and remand him into custody pending sentencing.

JUDGE PETER CAHILL: Bail is revoked, bond is discharged, and the defendant is remanded to the custody of the Hennepin County Sheriff. Anything further?

- No, your honor.

JUDGE PETER CAHILL: All right. Thank you.