George Floyd Case, State Will Seek Harsher Sentence For Cop Derek Chauvin
Derek chauvin – ex-Minneapolis cop charged with murder George floyd – deserves a particularly harsh sentence because, among other things, he killed Floyd in front of children … according to prosecutors.
Attorney General of Minnesota Keith Ellison has just informed the judge in the Floyd murder case that he will seek a harsher sentence for Chauvin, for several reasons.
The AG said the alleged murder was particularly heinous because there were a number of children around who had to watch a man die.
In legal documents, obtained by TMZ, Ellison says Floyd was in “particularly vulnerable” condition because he was handcuffed and torso lowered on the sidewalk, repeatedly telling Chauvin and the other officers that he couldn’t breathe.
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Ellison also claims that Chauvin treated Floyd with “special cruelty”, ignoring Floyd’s calls that he couldn’t breathe and was going to die. Prosecutors also said Chauvin was heartless as he ignored horrified onlookers and kept his knee pinned to Floyd’s neck for almost 9 minutes, including 4 minutes where Floyd was still.
The AG claims that the knee to the neck inflicted great pain on Floyd and claims that Chauvin offered no medical assistance to Floyd and discouraged others from doing so while witnesses watched him die.
As we reported … Chauvin faces 40 years in prison if he is convicted of his second degree murder charge. The new GA documents suggest he will aim for the maximum.
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