Former police officer, Derek Chauvin has been found guilty of murder over the death of African-American George Floyd in the US.
The case of George Floyd’s murder which occurred on Minneapolis street last year has been on for a while now and the verdict from a US jury has finds Chauvin guilty of the murder.
The act of Chauvin triggered a lot of uproar and protest in the US and beyond. He was actually filmed kneeling on Mr Floyd’s neck for more than nine minutes during his arrest last May.
Sources disclosed that Chauvin was found guilty on three charges: second-degree murder, third-degree murder and manslaughter.
The severity of Chauvin’s act has attracted a lot of punishment, which could make him spend decades in jail.
According to BBC, Sentencing is likely to happen in two months after His bail was immediately revoked and he was placed in custody.
Meanwhile, in Minnesota, second-degree murder carries a maximum sentence of 40 years in prison. Third-degree murder is punishable by up to 25 years in prison.
Second-degree manslaughter is punishable by up to 10 years in prison. Chauvin is expected to appeal against the verdict.