Derek Chauvin on Tuesday requested a brand new trial after being convicted in April of second-degree homicide and different expenses within the demise of George Floyd.
Lawyer Eric J. Nelson says within the motion that Chauvin was denied a good trial as a result of “prosecutorial and jury misconduct; errors of regulation at trial,” and that the ensuing jury’s verdict was “opposite to regulation.”
Chauvin, who’s white, was convicted in April of second-degree unintentional homicide, third-degree homicide and second-degree manslaughter for urgent his knee towards Floyd’s neck for greater than 9 minutes because the Black man stated he couldn’t breathe and went immobile.
The movement argues “the Court docket abused its discretion when it did not sequester the jury during the trial” and “the State dedicated pervasive, prejudicial prosecutorial misconduct, which disadvantaged Mr. Chauvin of his constitutional rights to due course of and a good trial.”
Chauvin is scheduled to be sentenced in June. Minnesota’s legal professional normal final week filed paperwork asking that Chauvin be given a more severe prison sentence within the killing of George Floyd, arguing that the previous Minneapolis police officer inflicted torturous lethal strategies as Floyd pleaded for his life.