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by ATinNM on Thu Apr 22nd, 2021 at 06:51:34 PM EST
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yeah, I immediately did a simple survey of pressestimates. While I would not be surprised if Cahill proposes concurrent time, the press implies consecutive min-max for each count. I found 5 stories citing "sentencing guidelines," ranging 30-75 years, the lower-bound expressing lenience, because  (wait for it) he's a first-time offender. MN atty-gen Keith Ellison's recommendation, being duly dismissed by all but REUTERS, is max.

So much for Trial of the Century: Eyes have already drifted beyond Chauvin's four PD accomplices awaiting trial to three FRESH! incidents of "police-involved" shootings.

by Cat on Fri Apr 23rd, 2021 at 02:38:49 PM EST
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Chauvin has waived jury sentencing so Judge Cahill will hand it down on June 25th.  Apparently.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Thu Apr 29th, 2021 at 04:24:15 PM EST
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'Treated with particular cruelty': Minnesota attorney general requests severe sentence for Derek Chauvin in George Floyd killing murder
Keith Ellison said in a legal brief filed in Minnesota's Hennepin County District Court.
The State respectfully requests an aggravated sentence for Defendant Derek Chauvin, a former police officer convicted of second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter in connection with the death of George Floyd. [case law citations] The facts proven beyond a reasonable doubt at trial demonstrate that five aggravating factors support an upward sentencing departure. ...

"Mr. Floyd was treated with particular cruelty . . . Defendant continued to maintain his position atop Mr. Floyd even as Mr. Floyd cried out that he was in pain, even as Mr. Floyd exclaimed 27 times that he could not breathe, and even as Mr. Floyd said that Defendant's actions were killing him," Ellison said.
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[Defense attorney Eric Nelson] said Floyd was not treated with particular cruelty, saying that there is no evidence that the assault perpetrated by Chauvin involved gratuitous pain that's not usually associated with second-degree murder.
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Prosecutors did not specify how much time they would seek for Chauvin.
by Cat on Sat May 1st, 2021 at 03:06:50 PM EST
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The situation here is pretty psychotic.
by Cat on Fri Apr 23rd, 2021 at 02:44:40 PM EST
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