Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has been found guilty of murdering George Floyd.

Chauvin, 45, has been found guilty of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.

Sentencing is due in two months’ time, with Judge Peter Cahill saying: “Eight weeks from now we will have sentencing.”

The maximum sentence for second-degree unintentional murder is ‘imprisonment of not more than 40 years’, while the maximum sentence for third-degree murder is ‘imprisonment of not more than 25 years’.

The maximum sentence for second-degree manslaughter, meanwhile, is 10 years and/or $20,000 (£14,000).The murder case against Chauvin drew to a close at Hennepin County Court this afternoon after going to jury.

The jury returned to the courthouse at 8am this morning to resume their deliberations, having failed to reach a verdict on Monday.

Of the 12 jurors, six people are black or multiracial, while six are white.


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