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Derek Chauvin Sentenced To More Than 20 Years In Prison For Murdering George Floyd

This comes over a year after George Floyd was killed in Minneapolis.

On Friday, June 25, Derek Chauvin received his sentencing for the murder of George Floyd.

According to The New York Times, Chauvin has been sentenced to 22 and a half years in prison by Judge Peter A. Cahill of Hennepin County District Court.

Chauvin reportedly made a brief statement during the hearing, during which he offered condolences to George Floyd's family.

The prosecution was seeking a 30-year sentence but when the hearing concluded, Chauvin was given a 22.5-year sentence.

He was found guilty on all counts back in April 2021. The charges included second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter.

This sentencing does not bring an end to Chauven's hearings as he is still facing criminal charges in federal court for the violation of Floyd's constitutional rights.