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Biden praying for ‘right verdict’ in Chauvin trial

WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden said Tuesday that he is “praying the verdict is the right verdict” in the trial of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin and that he believed the case, which has gone to the jury and put the nation on edge, to be “overwhelming.” Biden, ahead of a meeting with lawmakers in the Oval Office, told…

UPDATE: Closing arguments set for Monday in Chauvin trial

(Court TV, via AP, Pool)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…

George Floyd’s girlfriend recalls the first time they met

Courteney RossMINNEAPOLIS – George Floyd’s girlfriend testified through tears Thursday about how they prayed together the first time they met in 2017 at a Salvation Army shelter where her son’s father was staying and Floyd was a security guard. Forty-five-year-old Courteney Ross said she was upset because her son’s father was not coming to the lobby to discuss their son’s…

Fargo attorney says witnesses ‘humanize’ videos in Chauvin trial

MINNEAPOLIS (KVRR) – Video continues to dominate the early days of testimony in the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer charged in George Floyd’s death. It’s not just the widely-seen bystander video that millions have seen since last year.  Other unseen videos from surveillance cameras and other bystanders are being played for the first time. Luke Heck,…

Historic wrongful death settlement may complicate prosecution of Chauvin

FARGO ATTORNEY SAYS $27 MILLION SETTLEMENT POSES DANGER FOR PROSECUTION AND DEFENSE

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – A Fargo attorney says a settlement reached in a wrongful death lawsuit involving the city of Minneapolis and the family of George Floyd could backfire on the prosecution. The announcement of the $27 million settlement was made as jury selection continued in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who’s accused of killing Floyd….

Jury selection resumes in Chauvin trial

MINNEAPOLIS – Jury selection is entering its second week in the trial of a former Minneapolis police officer charged in the death of George Floyd. Seven jurors have been chosen so far to hear evidence in Derek Chauvin’s trial – five men and two women. Four are white, one is multiracial, one is Black and one is Hispanic. Attorneys need…

Judge OKs 3rd-degree murder charge for Chauvin

MINNEAPOLIS – A judge has granted prosecutors’ request to add a third-degree murder charge against the former Minneapolis police officer charged in George Floyd’s death. Judge Peter Cahill on Thursday added the charge after the former officer, Derek Chauvin, failed to get appellate courts to block it. The judge’s decision offers jurors an additional option for conviction and finally resolves…

Fiery chants for justice from marchers at Chauvin trial

courtesy, FOX9 MINNEAPOLIS – Hundreds of people gathered outside a fortified courthouse in Minneapolis for the first day of the trial of a former police officer charged in George Floyd’s death. They chanted “No justice, no peace!” during the rally Monday, and one speaker implored the jury yet to be chosen to “do the right thing” and convict Derek Chauvin…