The Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an appeal by former Minnesota cop Derek Chauvin, who was convicted of killing George Floyd on Memorial Day 2020.
Chauvin and his legal team have argued so His trial is in 2021 in Minneapolis It was held during a time of political unrest, and the jury was tainted by the possibility of more violent riots if he was acquitted.
“This criminal trial has generated the greatest amount of pretrial publicity in history,” Chauvin’s attorney, William Moorhman, said at the time of filing the appeal. “Even more troubling are the riots that occurred after the death of George Floyd (and) prompted jurors to express concerns about their safety if Mr. Chauvin is acquitted — safety concerns that were fully demonstrated by the courtroom being surrounded by razor wire and the National Guard.” Troops during the trial and the National Guard deployed throughout Minneapolis prior to jury deliberations.
The Minnesota Supreme Court also declined to hear the case, effectively upholding Chauvin’s conviction. The former officer is serving a prison sentence for more than two decades.
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Floyd died on May 25, 2020 after Chauvin knelt on his neck For approximately 10 minutes, despite his screaming because he was unable to breathe.
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Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill sentenced Chauvin to 22.5 years in prison after jurors found him guilty of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.
Chauvin was in court last week filing a separate motion claiming his new evidence shows he did not cause Floyd’s death and that he would never have pleaded guilty in 2021 if he had known about the theories of the Kansas pathologist, who was himself. Contacted in February.
Chauvin is asking the judge presiding over his trial to overturn his civil rights conviction and order a new trial, or at least hold a hearing for him to present the new evidence.
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According to records, Chauvin says Dr. William Schaetzel, of Topeka, Kansas, told him he believed Floyd died of complications from a rare tumor called a paraganglioma that can cause a fatal surge of adrenaline.
It is noteworthy that the coroner did not examine Floyd’s body, but he reviewed the autopsy reports.
In his movement, see He claims there is no jury She would have convicted him if she had listened to the coroner’s evidence.
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Floyd’s killing This led to a storm of protests and riots across the United States and even in Europe. The unrest saw police stations, small businesses and vehicles burned in cities and small towns across the country.
Stephenie Price and Anders Hagstrom of Fox News Digital contributed to this report.