(St. Paul, MN) — Lawyers for ex-Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin today (Wed) appealed his conviction for the second-degree murder and manslaughter of George Floyd. In oral arguments before the Minnesota Court of Appeals, the attorneys contend Chauvin didn’t receive a fair trial in Hennepin County because of local news coverage and protests and civil unrest in Minneapolis. Chauvin was sentenced to 22 years in state prison for kneeling on Floyd’s neck for more than nine minutes in 2020. The Court of Appeals has 90 days to issue its ruling.
Derek Chauvin’s lawyers appealing murder and manslaughter conviction in George Floyd’s death
By Ashley Hanley|2023-01-19T09:04:27-06:00January 19th, 2023|
About the Author: Ashley Hanley
Ashley (Goettl) Hanley is a North Mankato native and Mankato West graduate who made the switch from TV journalism to radio. After five years at KEYC News 12, Ashley is thrilled to be working for KTOE News. Ashley and her husband John, and son John, enjoy spending time in the community. You can also find Ashley coaching and playing softball and supporting her brother on the MSU football team and her sister with Scarlet athletics. Even though she went to the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Ashley kept her Minnesota roots and is a big Twins and Vikings fan!