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If you have been following the Derek Chauvin trial, do you think he will be found guilty of anything?

Asked by Demosthenes (11709points) 3 weeks ago from iPhone

What do you think will be the most likely outcome? What outcome would you like to see?

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Demosthenes's avatar

@janbb Well not really. That was asking about the jury’s ability to reach a verdict and it was also asked before we heard the defense. But if the mods think this is a duplicate and needs to be removed, so be it.

Dutchess_III's avatar

God I hope so.

rebbel's avatar

First degree manslaughter.

LostInParadise's avatar

Manslaughter, though I would prefer third degree murder. The prosecution has the advantage of having a range of charges, allowing the jury to reach a compromise between murder and innocence of all charges.

jca2's avatar

His charges are as follows:
Second degree murder
Third degree murder
Second degree manslaughter

filmfann's avatar

He should be found guilty, but it will be a hung jury.

kritiper's avatar

Manslaughter.

flutherother's avatar

I think he may well be convicted of second degree murder. There was no intent to kill but there was an intent to cause harm that led to death.

cheebdragon's avatar

At this point, the best he will get is manslaughter. He really should’ve just taken a plea deal instead of going to trial.

Demosthenes's avatar

Guilty on all counts.

filmfann's avatar

I am relieved he got convicted on all three counts.
This wasn’t a case of a split second decision in a dark alley where he might see a weapon.
This asshole had 9½ minutes on this guys neck to self examine his methods.

chyna's avatar

@cheebdragon Was he offered a plea deal?

cheebdragon's avatar

Apparently he had agreed to plead guilty on 3rd degree murder and a 10 year sentence but the deal fell through. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/attorneys-for-thao-kueng-lane-allege-prosecution-leak-ask-to-have-charges-dropped/ar-BB1dJIHM

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