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Derek Chauvin, the former police officer who was convicted of murdering George Floyd on a Minneapolis street corner last year, will be sentenced for the crime on Friday at 1:30 p.m. Central.
Like the trial, Friday’s hearing will be filmed live, and The New York Times will be showing a stream of the sentencing once it begins.
Judge Peter A. Cahill, who oversaw the trial in March and April, will decide Mr. Chauvin’s sentence.
The maximum sentence for second-degree murder — the most serious charge Mr. Chauvin was convicted of — is 40 years in prison. Prosecutors with the Minnesota attorney general’s office have asked Judge Cahill to hand down a 30-year sentence, while Mr. Chauvin’s lawyer has asked him to order probation but no more prison time than he has already served.