Testimony has ended at the murder trial of former Officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd. Closing arguments are set for Monday, after which the racially diverse jury will begin deliberating. (April 15)
JERRY BLACKWELL: Your honor, the state of Minnesota rests.
PETER CAHILL: Mr. Nelson, anything further?
- No, your honor.
PETER CAHILL: All right. Members of the jury, the evidence is now complete for this case. Next step for you is to listen to closing arguments and then retire for deliberations. That will occur on Monday. Remember, you will be sequestered. We have some of your questions. And we're gonna try and answer as many of those as we can.
I think the one thing that you need to know today as you leave is how much do I pack? If I were you, I would plan for long and hope for short. Basically, it's up to the jury how long you deliberate, how long you need to come to a unanimous decision on any count. With that, I wish you a good long weekend. And we will see you Monday morning. We will convene at 9:00 AM for closing arguments and final instructions.