Apr 20, 2021

Derek Chauvin Trial Verdict Transcript: Guilty In Death of George Floyd, All Three Charges

Derek Chauvin Trial Verdict Transcript: Guilty In Death of George Floyd, All Three Charges
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Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all three charges in the murder of George Floyd on April 20, 2021. The jury deliberated for 10 hours before reaching the verdict. Read the transcript of the verdict speech here.

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Judge Peter Cahill: (00:01)
All rise for the jury. Please be seated. Members of the jury, I understand you have a verdict. Members of the Jury, I will now read the verdicts as they will appear in the permanent records of the Fourth Judicial District, State of Minnesota, County of Hennepin, District Court, Fourth Judicial District. State of Minnesota, Plaintiff versus Derrick Michael Chauvin, Defendant.

Judge Peter Cahill: (01:01)
Verdict Count One. Court file number 27 CR 2012646. We, the Jury, in the above entitled matter as to count one, Unintentional Second Degree Murder While Committing a Felony, find the defendant Guilty. This verdict agreed to this 20th day of April, 2021, at 1:44 PM. Signed Juror Foreperson, Juror Number 19.

Judge Peter Cahill: (01:27)
Same caption, Verdict Count Two. We, the Jury, in the above entitled matter as to Count Two, Third Degree Murder Perpetrating an Eminently Dangerous Act, find the defendant Guilty. This verdict agreed to this 20th day of April, 2021, at 1:45 PM. Signed by Jury Foreperson, Juror Number 19.

Judge Peter Cahill: (01:46)
Same caption, Verdict Count Three. We, the Jury, in the above entitled matter as to Count Three, Second Degree Manslaughter, Culpable Negligence Creating an Unreasonable Risk, find the defendant Guilty. This verdict greed to this 20th day of April, 2021, at 1:45 PM. Jury Foreperson, 019.

Judge Peter Cahill: (02:05)
Members of the jury, I’m now going to ask you individually if these are your true and correct verdicts. Please respond yes or no. Juror Number 2, are these your true and correct verdicts?

Juror No. 2: (02:15)
Yes.

Judge Peter Cahill: (02:15)
Juror Number 9, are these your true and correct verdicts?

Juror No. 9: (02:18)
Yes.

Judge Peter Cahill: (02:19)
Juror Number 19, are these your true and correct verdicts?

Juror No. 19: (02:22)
Yes.

Judge Peter Cahill: (02:23)
Juror Number 27, are these your true and correct verdicts?

Juror No. 27: (02:24)
Yes.

Judge Peter Cahill: (02:24)
Juror Number 44, are these your true and correct verdicts?

Juror No. 44: (02:26)
Yes.

Judge Peter Cahill: (02:28)
Juror Number 52, are these your true and correct verdicts?

Juror No. 52: (02:31)
Yes.

Judge Peter Cahill: (02:32)
Juror Number 55, are these your true and correct verdicts?

Juror No. 55: (02:35)
Yes.

Judge Peter Cahill: (02:37)
Juror Number 79, are these your true and correct verdicts?

Juror No. 79: (02:40)
Yes.

Judge Peter Cahill: (02:41)
Juror Number 85, are these your true and correct verdicts?

Juror No. 85: (02:44)
Yes.

Judge Peter Cahill: (02:46)
Juror Number 89, are these your true and correct verdicts?

Juror No. 89: (02:49)
Yes.

Judge Peter Cahill: (02:50)
Juror number 91, are these your true correct verdicts?

Juror No. 91: (02:54)
Yes.

Judge Peter Cahill: (02:55)
Juror Number 92, are these your true and correct verdicts?

Juror No. 92: (02:58)
Yes.

Judge Peter Cahill: (03:00)
Are these your verdicts? So say you one, so say you all?

Jury: (03:07)
Yes.

Judge Peter Cahill: (03:08)
Members of the Jury, I find that the verdicts as read reflect the will of the Jury and will be filed accordingly. I have to thank you on behalf of the people of the State of Minnesota for not only jury service, but heavy-duty jury service. What I’m going to ask you to do now is to follow the deputy back into your usual room and I will join you in a few minutes to answer questions and to advise you further. So, all rise for the Jury.

Judge Peter Cahill: (03:48)
All right. Be seated. With the guilty verdicts returned we’re going to have a Blakely, you may file a written argument as to Blakely factors within one week. The court will issue findings on the Blakely factors, the factual findings, one week after that. We’ll order a PSI immediately, returnable in four weeks. And we will also have a briefing on, after you get the PSI, six weeks from now, and then eight weeks from now we will have sentencing. We’ll get you the exact dates in a scheduling order. Is there a motion on behalf of the State?

State: (04:31)
Your Honor, the State would move to have the court revoke the defendant’s bail and remanded under custody, pending sentencing.

Judge Peter Cahill: (04:39)
Bail is revoked, bond is discharged and the defendant is remanded to the custody of the Hennepin County Sheriff. Anything further? All right. Thank you. [inaudible 00:04:54] We’re adjourned.