Manawatu Standard

Chauvin tells court he will not testify in his murder trial


Derek Chauvin said in court yesterday that he will not testify in his murder trial shortly before the defence said it has completed its case and the prosecutio­n reiterated the same, setting the stage for closing arguments and deliberati­ons Tuesday. ‘‘I will invokemy Fifth Amendment privilege today’’ to not risk making any self-incriminat­ing statements in Hennepin County District Court, where the fired Minneapoli­s police officer is charged with killing George Floyd late last spring in Minneapoli­s. Later in the morning, defence attorney Eric Nelson said, ‘‘Your honour, the defence rests.’’ Prosecutor Jerry Blackwell did the same after the brief reappearan­ce of a state witness.

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