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Prosecution and Defense Teams in Derek Chauvin’s Sentencing Argue whether Aggravating Factors Apply

Written by on May 2, 2021

The prosecution and defense argued a separate filing Friday in regard to Derek Chauvin’s sentencing for the murder of George Floyd.

Derek Chauvin was convicted April 20th for murder and manslaughter.  However, his sentencing will be determined in June, and the proscution and defense believes there are five other aggrevating factors that should increase Chauvin’s sentencing.

CNN reports:

“Prosecutors said five aggravating factors warrant an increased sentence for Chauvin: Floyd was a particularly vulnerable victim, Floyd was treated with particular cruelty, Chauvin abused his position of authority, Chauvin committed the crime in the presence of multiple children, and Chauvin “‘committed the crime as part of a group of three or more persons who all actively participated in the crime,’ according to the state’s memo.”


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