The presumptive sentence for second-degree unintentional murder for someone with no criminal record like Chauvin would be 12 1/2 years.
“I was just praying they would find him guilty,” said Philonise Floyd. “As an African American, we usually never get justice.”
Supporters of George Floyd cheered after Chauvin, a former police officer, was found guilty of murder.
The former Minneapolis police officer, Derek Chauvin was found guilty on two counts of murder and one count of manslaughter in the death of George Floyd.
The jury took roughly 10 hours to reach a verdict in the former Minneapolis police officer's high-profile trial.
A verdict looms in the trial of Chauvin, the former police officer charged with murder in the death last year of George Floyd.
The prosecution and the defense delivered their closing arguments in the high-profile trial regarding George Floyd's death in May 2020.
Minneapolis is on edge as a verdict in the high-profile trial regarding George Floyd's death inches closer.
Daunte Wright's mother broke down in tears recalling her final conversation with her son as she demanded justice for Black people killed by police.
Minnesota authorities claim the police officer who fatally shot Daunte Wright during a traffic stop mistakenly used her firearm.