What’s next? Chauvin awaits sentencing, bail revoked
So what's next for Derek Chauvin? Judge Cahill will consider the factors of the case as they form a sentence.
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — So what’s next for Derek Chauvin? Judges will consider the factors of the case as they form a sentence.
Chauvin’s sentencing will be in 8 weeks. Judge Peter Cahill revoked Chauvin’s bail though the former officer had been out on bail since October.
He has been sent to a corrections facility in a nearby suburb, where he will await the sentencing. Cahill will consider these factors, such as Floyd’s murder taking place in front of a child and the power dynamic between the officers and civilians.
Chauvin could face up to 40 years in prison for second–degree murder, up to 25 years for third–degree murder, and up to 10 years for manslaughter.
Minnesota’s sentencing guidelines recommend about 12.5 years in prison for each murder charge and about four years for the manslaughter charge.
In this case, the state has asked for a tougher sentence than the recommendations provide.
But he’s not the only officer in trouble. The three other officers involved in Floyd’s murder are expected to be tried together in August.
They are charged with aiding and abetting, second–degree murder, and aiding and abetting second–degree manslaughter.