Here’s how much prison time Derek Chauvin faces

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Here’s how much prison time Derek Chauvin faces

Convicted murderer Derek Chauvin faces a maximum of 75 years in prison after being found guilty on Tuesday for the killing of Geor

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Convicted murderer Derek Chauvin faces a maximum of 75 years in prison after being found guilty on Tuesday for the killing of George Floyd.

Chauvin faces 40 years in prison for the top count of second degree murder, according to charging documents against him.

He faces a maximum of 25 years for third degree murder and a 10-year maximum for the third degree manslaughter count against him, according to the documents.

A jury convicted Chauvin Tuesday on all counts after deliberating for a little more than 10 hours.

Chauvin killed Floyd in May 2020 by kneeling on his neck for more than nine minutes during an arrest on a Minneapolis street.

The former cop’s attorneys had argued he properly restrained Floyd, who was resisting and under the influence of drugs during the incident.

Chauvin was remanded into custody after the verdict was handed down and will face sentencing in eight weeks.

At sentencing, he will likely be committed to the custody of the Minnesota Commissioner of Corrections — and could end up serving his time at a number of state facilities, a former Twin Cities prosecutor said Tuesday.

Minnesota Correctional Facility – St. Cloud, where Derek Chauvin may be serving time.
Minnesota Correctional Facility – St. Cloud, where Derek Chauvin may be serving time.

The former cop will likely first pass through the Minnesota state prison in St. Cloud, said Samuel Edmunds, who currently works as a defense attorney in Minneapolis.

“Most inmates start there and then most will get transferred to a different facility around the state,” Edmunds told The Post.

There are several state prisons across Minnesota that house inmates after they’ve been sentenced, Edmunds said.

He added that a local judge will not have authority over where an inmate is placed once they are turned over to corrections’ officials.

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