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Derek Chauvin learns his sentence for George Floyd murder

Former police officer Derek Chauvin will today learn his sentence for the murder of George Floyd.

Chauvin was convicted on three charges in April, the most serious being second-degree unintentional murder which arose after he knelt on the neck and back of Floyd for almost nine-and-a-half minutes while arresting him in Minneapolis.

That crime carries a potential 40-year prison sentence, though legal experts suggest a 20-30 year term is more likely. 

Chauvin the first white police officer in Minnesota ever to be convicted of killing a black man.

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