Federal Judge Accepts Derek Chauvin's Plea Deal In George Floyd's Murder


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A federal judge presiding over the civil rights violation case against four former Minneapolis police officers in the murder of George Floyd has accepted the plea deal for one of the officers, Derek Chauvin.

According to CNN, the judge will sentence Chauvin to 20 to 25 years in prison to be served concurrently with the 22.5-year prison sentence he received in the state murder trial last April. That sentencing range was reportedly decided in the plea deal filed on behalf of Chauvin months ago, the outlet reported. The plea also mentioned Chauvin would serve 17 to just over 21 years "assuming all good-time credit."

Chauvin, along with Tou Thao, Alexander Keung, and Thomas Lane, were charged in the May 25, 2020 killing of Floyd.

In December 2021, Chauvin pleaded guilty to violating Floyd's civil rights during the fatal arrest in which Chauvin drove his knee into Floyd's neck for nine minutes and 29 seconds all while Floyd gasped, "I can't breathe."

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