The punishment handed out Friday fell short of the 30 years that prosecutors had requested. With good behavior, Chauvin, 45, could be paroled after serving two-thirds of his sentence, or about 15 years.https://t.co/TMHBe6casR
— The Associated Press (@AP) June 25, 2021
Judge Peter Cahill's 22-page sentencing memo explaining why he gave Derek Chauvin 22.5 years for murdering George Floyd.
Cahill writes: "Mr. Chauvin … treated Mr. Floyd without respect and denied him the dignity owed to all human beings."
Read it: https://t.co/o9dZwEHQws
— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche) June 25, 2021
Chauvin was taken immediately into custody for him to start serving his sentence. https://t.co/El76LvJ21T
— Star Tribune (@StarTribune) June 25, 2021
SENTENCING ORDER: Judge Cahill's sentencing order indicates that #DerekChauvin will need to register as a predatory offender, and will be prohibited from possessing firearms or ammo for the rest of his life. | READ MORE: https://t.co/XLuipkzuPG pic.twitter.com/X3ohMpiLQs
— WCCO – CBS Minnesota (@WCCO) June 25, 2021
ETA from the AP, at the time of Chauvin’s conviction:(h/t Steeplejack):
Because all the charges stem from one act, carried out against one person. Multiple sentences are typically handed down in cases when there are convictions for multiple victims, or multiple crimes against one victim.
For example, if a defendant is convicted of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a woman — two crimes against one victim — a judge would issue a sentence on each count, and could rule that they be served at the same time or consecutively, said former Hennepin County chief public defender Mary Moriarty.
That’s not the case here, Moriarty said. “This case involved three different theories of the same behavior toward the same person.”…
No matter what sentence Chauvin gets, in Minnesota it’s presumed that a defendant with good behavior will serve two-thirds of the penalty in prison and the rest on supervised release or parole…
Reporter: Do you have any reaction to Derek Chauvin being sentenced to 22.5 years in prison?
President Biden: "I don't know all of the circumstances that are considered, but it seems to me, under the guidelines, that seems to be appropriate." pic.twitter.com/LZkqpSqOHM
— NBC News (@NBCNews) June 25, 2021