The Star Late Edition

Floyd’s killer may serve longer term


A MINNESOTA judge has ruled that aggravatin­g factors were involved in the death of George Floyd, opening the possibilit­y of a longer sentence for former Minneapoli­s police officer Derek Chauvin.

Chauvin – the former officer convicted in Minnesota state court of murdering Floyd, a black man

– is scheduled to be sentenced on multiple murder and manslaught­er conviction­s on June 25.

In a six-page ruling dated Tuesday, District Court Judge Peter Cahill found that prosecutor­s had proven Chauvin abused his position of trust and authority, treated Floyd with particular cruelty, committed the crime as a group and did so with children present, all aggravatin­g factors.

“The slow death of Floyd was particular­ly cruel.” |

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