UPDATE: Closing arguments set for Monday in Chauvin trial
MINNEAPOLIS – The defense at the murder trial of former Officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd has rested its case without putting Chauvin on the stand.
The defense called witnesses over the course of two days. The prosecution took two weeks to present its case.
Chauvin informed the court Thursday that he will not testify, saying he would invoke his Fifth Amendment right not to take the stand.
Judge Peter Cahill told jurors to go home and prepare to be sequestered during deliberations, which will begin following closing arguments Monday.