Derek Chauvin, who is still appealing his conviction for the murder of George Floyd, did plead guilty last year to violating the civil rights of George Floyd and the judge has accepted a plea deal, which means there will be no trial:
NEWSMAX – The federal judge overseeing the civil rights cases of four former Minneapolis police officers in the killing of George Floyd has accepted a plea deal for Derek Chauvin, CNN reports.
The deal, which was filed several months ago, states that while the judge will sentence Chauvin to between 20 to 25 years in prison, he will likely serve between 17 and just over 21, “assuming all good-time credit.”
Chauvin was convicted of murder in state court last year for the killing of Floyd in 2020 and sentenced to 22½ years, which he is currently serving.
He has filed an appeal with the Minnesota Court of Appeals seeking to overturn his conviction. He previously pleaded guilty at the end of last year to violating Floyd’s civil rights.
If Chauvin’s murder conviction doesn’t get overturned, he’ll be serving the new sentence concurrently along with the 22 year sentence. Which is good news for him.
Whatever happens though, it looks like he’ll be in prison at least 17 years. Which means he might get out when he’s in his early to mid-60s, as he’s 46 now.