Derek Chauvin Trial

helen herrera, staff

A juror in the Derek Chauvin trial says the evidence against him was “overwhelming”. Brandon Mitchell, the juror, says he started the case with an open-mind but the evidence that Chauvin blocked Floyds airways for at least 9 minutes, three of which Floyd was already dead, made his decision on whether he was guilty or not. Chauvin did not testify but Mitchell said he’s “not sure that would have changed the verdict.” He was charged with 40 years in prison for second-degree murder, up to 25 years for third-degree murder, and up to 10 years for second-degree manslaughter; he is supposed to be sentenced by the judge on June 25. The case is giving people hope after months of protesting, petitions, and awareness for the Floyd family, “‘We haven’t seen an outcome like this on a case. I really think this is a start, and I think it’s a good start,’ Mitchell told CNN.”