The jury of six white people and six Black or multiracial ones came back with its verdict after about 10 hours of deliberations over two days (2:02). WCCO 4 News - April 20, 2021
PETER A. CAHILL: 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 jury 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 eminently 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.
- So there you have it. Judge Cahill reading all of the verdicts for all the charges. Second-degree unintentional murder was the most serious charge that was brought against Derek Chauvin. And for conviction, jurors had to conclude that prosecutors showed beyond a reasonable doubt that Chauvin caused Floyd's death. And of course, there is a third-degree murder, which the state brought back.
- And then this very sobering moment when Derek Chauvin, former police officer stands up, puts his hand behind his back, is handcuffed, and is let out.
- No reaction from Derek Chauvin. Throughout most of this trial we haven't been able to read his body language or facial expression or anything because of COVID restrictions in the mask. And in this moment here, no reaction from him. And we're just getting news from inside the courtroom guys. One of the pool reporters who is in there said there was no reaction from the jury either.
He said during the trial the jurors had their own idiosyncrasies, some would have their legs crossed, some would be looking around, normal things. But during this, they remained still and quiet staring at the judge until they were individually polled, called on by the judge. No reactions from them.