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Chauvin verdict: Guilty on all three counts in death of George Floyd

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A jury has found former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin guilty of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder, second-degree manslaughter in the death of George Floyd.

The decision was reached on Tuesday, just 24 hours after after both sides presented their closing arguments. The jury deliberated for roughly 10 hours over the course of two days.

Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man, died after being arrested by police outside a shop in Minneapolis on May 25, 2020. Floyd was arrested on suspicion of using a counterfeit $20 bill. His death sparked protests worldwide and calls for change in the nation's criminal justice system.

Graphic videos of the arrest shot by witnesses showed Chauvin kneeling on Floyd's neck for nearly nine minutes. Floyd, who was already handcuffed, could be heard saying "I can't breathe" and calling out for his deceased mother before going motionless. The video was played for the jury by prosecutors on the first day of the trial.

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