Jury finds ex-police officer Chauvin guilty of murder, manslaughter in George Floyd death

Chauvin was found guilty on all three counts.

Updated: April 20, 2021 - 6:46pm

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A jury Tuesday in the trial for ex-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd found Chauvin guilty of manslaughter and second- and third-degree murder. 

Chauvin's bail was revoked. He was found guilty on all charges. Sentencing will occur at a late date.

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Chauvin faces the charges in the May 25, 2020, death of Floyd while in police custody.

Jurors began deliberating Monday afternoon, after a day of closing arguments by the prosecution and defense.

The focal point of the prosecution's case was a bystander video in which Chauvin is seen kneeling on Floyd's neck during an arrest, in connection with Floyd allegedly having tried to pass a counterfeit $20 bill at a convenience story.

Chauvin's lawyers pointed to an autopsy and medical-expert testimony stating Floyd at the time of his death had a variety of health conditions including heart disease and had fentanyl and methamphetamines in his system.

The jury is made up of seven women and five men. Of the 12, six were white, four were black and two were multiracial. The trial lasted three weeks, running from Monday March 29 when opening statements were delivered and testimony began until the jury headed into deliberations on Monday April 19.

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