Chauvin was discovered responsible of second-degree unintentional homicide, third-degree homicide and second-degree manslaughter final week after a three-week trial and 10 hours of jury deliberation.
Minnesota regulation says that he’ll solely be sentenced for probably the most critical depend — second-degree homicide — which carries a max jail sentence of 40 years.
Chauvin waived his proper to have the jury decide his jail sentence, so Hennepin County Decide Peter Cahill will decide it on June 25.
Sentencing tips in Minnesota suggest 12 1/2 years for somebody convicted of second-degree unintentional homicide who has no felony file.
However prosecutors are pushing for Decide Cahill to transcend that advisory vary in what is named an “upward sentencing departure.” The state is citing a number of aggravating components in pushing for an extended sentence, together with that Chauvin was a police officer who “abused his place of authority,” and that the homicide was dedicated in entrance of a 9-year-old youngster.
“We imagine there are aggravating components and the sentence ought to exceed the sentencing tips,” Minnesota Lawyer Normal Keith Ellison mentioned after Chauvin was convicted.
Below Minnesota regulation, prisoners with good conduct grow to be eligible for parole after they serve two-thirds of their sentence. So if Chauvin is sentenced to 15 years, then he can be eligible for launch after 10 years.
Chauvin is being held in Minnesota’s solely maximum-security jail, Oak Park Heights, which is about 25 miles east of Minneapolis. He’s at present being held in a single cell for his personal security.
The Related Press contributed to this report.