Prosecutors Seek Higher Sentence for Derek Chauvin in Floyd Death


Prosecutors are asking a Minnesota judge to give former officer Derek show been a penalty that's more severe than what's called for in state guidelines in a court filing the prosecution says a stiffer penalty is warranted because George Floyd was particularly vulnerable handcuffed and face down in the dirt Chauvin abused his authority inflicting gratuitous pain and psychological distress to Floyd and two bystanders who witnessed the incident Chauvin was found guilty on three counts but under Minnesota law he'll be sentenced in late June for only the most serious second degree unintentional murder it carries a maximum sentence of forty years but experts are certain Chauvin will get less time his lawyers opposing a tougher sentence saying the state has failed to prove any of those aggravating factors that its listing I'm Jackie Quinn

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