Derek Chauvin looks worn out, sleepy in first mugshot post sentence: 'He has aged 22.5 years'
The mugshot was taken on June 28 by the Minnesota Department of Corrections, just five days after the former Minneapolis cop was sentenced
Derek Chauvin's first look was revealed ever since being sentenced for murdering George Floyd, and in the mugshots, he looked sleepy and visibly aged.
In the mugshots, obtained by TMZ, since being put behind bars for 22.5 years, Chauvin is seen sporting a stiff upper lip as he wore the prison's standard orange jumpsuit. As he posed for the camera, Chauvin seemed to be struggling to keep his eyes open and appeared to be sleepy. There seemed to be no remorse in his eyes and he had a look of defiance about him. The mugshot was taken on June 28 by the Minnesota Department of Corrections, just five days after the disgraced ex-cop was sentenced. He was found guilty of 2nd-degree unintentional murder, 3rd-degree murder and 2nd-degree manslaughter in the death of George Floyd.
First Look at Derek Chauvin Behind Bars Since 22.5 Year Sentence https://t.co/cCGpJ0tHK3— TMZ (@TMZ) July 24, 2021
'Looks like he has aged 22.5 years'
Chauvin's latest mugshot sparked tons of reactions on Twitter, with some saying his skin was glowing while others said that he looked worse for wear. "He’ll be out soon. The appeal will be a slam dunk," one of them said, while another noted, "He looks great! Practically glowing like the sun." A third remarked, "Ok, so what... doesn't look the least bit remorseful." The next noted, "He looks like he has aged 22.5 years." One more commented, "He doesn't look like the original guy." Another quipped, "Looks like prison food has been improve a lot." A commenter tweeted, "What's wrong smile for the camera." A person reacted with, "From the picture seems that he feels betrayed and he's harbor anger."
He’ll be out soon. The appeal will be a slam dunk.— Chance Cesar (@Twotacostogo) July 24, 2021
He looks great! Practically glowing like the sun 🤣— Kendrith Jackson (@KennyBJ82) July 24, 2021
Ok, so what... doesn't look the least bit remorseful.— Miztwocents13 (@miztwocents13) July 24, 2021
He looks like he has aged 22.5 years.— Emmerson 🏴🇧🇧 (@djrustynail) July 24, 2021
he doesn't look like the original guy— Mandie Hvassman (@amandamay04) July 24, 2021
Looks like prison food has been improve a lot.— KS (@tripodised) July 24, 2021
what's wrong smile for the camera— Redwolf601 (@Marcuscox5) July 24, 2021
From the picture seems that he feels betrayed and he's harbor anger— Richar (@Richar53261070) July 24, 2021
Derek Chauvin's sentencing
The family of Floyd wanted the maximum sentence for the former Minneapolis police officer. The people on the streets outside the courts and many on social media too wanted the maximum sentence. But Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill sentenced Chauvin to 270 months — 22 and a half years — for the murder of Floyd with 199 days credit for time already served. The judge attached a 22-page memo to his sentencing explaining the decision.
The judge made it clear that he was not basing the decision on emotions or to send any message. "This is based on your abuse of a position of trust and authority, and also the particular cruelty shown to George Floyd," Judge Peter Cahill said before announcing the sentence.
Derek Chauvin's changed look
While there has been much talk about the severity of the sentence -- or lack of it -- Chauvin’s physical appearance during his sentencing in court on June 25 was also somewhat shocking. He looked pale and drawn, possibly because of the stress. But there was more. The Daily Mail noted that the ex-cop had “significantly aged since” he murdered Floyd on May 25, 2020. At the time of Floyd's murder, Chauvin reportedly weighed just 140lbs. In a mugshot taken on June 5, 202, Chauvin appeared to be in good physical condition. But the day of his sentencing saw a man who only somewhat resembled images of him from his infamous video or his prison mugshot.
His once-dark brown hair had gone completely gray. It also seemed he had put on a noticeable amount of weight while in jail. Chauvin's diet, exercise, and grooming regime have not been publicly documented, and little is known about how he spends his days behind bars. But it is more than likely that he did not get much time to work out.