What is the Derek Chauvin trial verdict? Internet tense, but odds on 'guilty' for George Floyd's death
'Anyone else feel sick to their stomach, waiting on the Derek Chauvin trial announcement?' a Twitter user remarked
A verdict has been reached by the jury in the murder trial of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer charged with the killing of George Floyd. The verdict is to be announced on late Tuesday, April 20, afternoon. The jury deliberated over two days as the city feared an uprising in case of an unfavorable verdict. Meanwhile, President Joe Biden weighed in on the situation stating that the case is 'overwhelming'.
The jury constitutes a racially diverse group to ensure an unbiased verdict on what is believed to be a hate crime. Chauvin arrested Floyd, a Black man accused of using counterfeit currency and kneeled on his neck for 9 minutes, 29 seconds till he appeared to have stopped breathing. Floyd's death on May 25, 2020, which was captured on video, created a tremendous outrage and sparked the Black Lives Matter protests across the world.
How to live stream the Derek Chauvin trial verdict?
The Minneapolis police officer is facing the charges of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter in the killing of Floyd.
Almost all major news publications are providing frequent live updates about the trial verdict, as the jury gears up to declare the same. Court TV has been live-streaming the trial where the verdict will be out in another 15 minutes. The trial can also be live-streamed at PBS Newshour.
The jury, which comprises six White people and six Black or multiracial individuals, has been sequestered till they reach the verdict. "Think about what it means that Derek Chauvin was caught murdering a human being in high definition video and we're all sitting here nervous about what the verdict will be," a Twitter user remarked ahead of the trial verdict.
Another user added, "Anyone else feel sick to their stomach, waiting on the Derek Chauvin trial announcement?"
"It was a quick decision so it makes me believe we may win this y’all God i hope so," wrote one user, while another tweeted, "You have one chance to get this right. You MUST find Derek Chauvin guilty on all charges. World changing trial."
think about what it means that Derek Chauvin was caught murdering a human being in high definition video and we're all sitting here nervous about what the verdict will be— manny (@mannyfidel) April 20, 2021
Anyone else feel sick to their stomach, waiting on the Derek Chauvin trial announcement?— The Blonde Conservative (@blonde_conserv) April 20, 2021
You have one chance to get this right. You MUST find Derek Chauvin guilty on all charges. World changing trial.— Matt Schlicher (@MattSchlicher) April 20, 2021