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4 minutes ago, Over 29 years of fanhood said:

If the guy is not sentenced to death the country will burn. 

Highest charge from what I heard was 2nd degree murder so I don't think he can be sentenced to death.

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1 minute ago, Over 29 years of fanhood said:

If the guy is not sentenced to death the country will burn. 

From the set up it sounded like a 3rd degree manslaughter (not murder if I got it right) is the most likely conviction.  Whether or not that's enough to appease the mob is an unknown.   

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Defense attorney coming in fidgety... he has to know deep down that his "client" is guilty as *****.

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41 minutes ago, Over 29 years of fanhood said:

If the guy is not sentenced to death the country will burn. 

 

He will not be sentenced to death. The country will not burn.

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5 minutes ago, aristocrat said:

So his defense is going to be heart issues from covid and drugs? People are not going to like that 

And that the officer was deaf...he could not hear him say "I can't breathe" 

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3 minutes ago, aristocrat said:

So his defense is going to be heart issues from covid and drugs? People are not going to like that 

Some tidbits of what the defense might site:

 

When called to the scene due to Floyd allegedly passing counterfeit money, Floyd denied using drugs but later said he was “hooping,” or taking drugs.

 

The autopsy did not conclude that Floyd died from asphyxiation (though a family pathologist made that finding). Rather, it found “cardiopulmonary arrest while being restrained by law enforcement officer(s).” The state’s criminal complaint against Chauvin said the autopsy “revealed no physical findings that support a diagnosis of traumatic asphyxia or strangulation. Mr. Floyd had underlying health conditions including coronary artery disease and hypertensive heart disease.” He also was COVID-19 positive.

 

Andrew Baker, Hennepin County’s chief medical examiner, strongly suggested that the primary cause was a huge amount of fentanyl in Floyd’s system: “Fentanyl at 11 ng/ml — this is higher than (a) chronic pain patient. If he were found dead at home alone & no other apparent causes, this could be acceptable to call an OD (overdose). Deaths have been certified w/levels of 3.” Baker also told investigators that the autopsy revealed no physical evidence suggesting Floyd died of asphyxiation.

 

The toxicology report on Floyd’s blood also noted that “in fatalities from fentanyl, blood concentrations are variable and have been reported as low as 3 ng/ml.” Floyd had almost four times the level of fentanyl considered potentially lethal.

 

Floyd notably repeatedly said that he could not breathe while sitting in the police cruiser and before he was ever restrained on the ground. That is consistent with the level of fentanyl in his system that can cause “slowed or stopped breathing.”

 

The restraint using an officer’s knee on an uncooperative suspect was part of the training of officers, and jurors will watch training videotapes employing the same type of restraint as official policy.

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27 minutes ago, All_Pro_Bills said:

Some tidbits of what the defense might site:

 

When called to the scene due to Floyd allegedly passing counterfeit money, Floyd denied using drugs but later said he was “hooping,” or taking drugs.

 

The autopsy did not conclude that Floyd died from asphyxiation (though a family pathologist made that finding). Rather, it found “cardiopulmonary arrest while being restrained by law enforcement officer(s).” The state’s criminal complaint against Chauvin said the autopsy “revealed no physical findings that support a diagnosis of traumatic asphyxia or strangulation. Mr. Floyd had underlying health conditions including coronary artery disease and hypertensive heart disease.” He also was COVID-19 positive.

 

Andrew Baker, Hennepin County’s chief medical examiner, strongly suggested that the primary cause was a huge amount of fentanyl in Floyd’s system: “Fentanyl at 11 ng/ml — this is higher than (a) chronic pain patient. If he were found dead at home alone & no other apparent causes, this could be acceptable to call an OD (overdose). Deaths have been certified w/levels of 3.” Baker also told investigators that the autopsy revealed no physical evidence suggesting Floyd died of asphyxiation.

 

The toxicology report on Floyd’s blood also noted that “in fatalities from fentanyl, blood concentrations are variable and have been reported as low as 3 ng/ml.” Floyd had almost four times the level of fentanyl considered potentially lethal.

 

Floyd notably repeatedly said that he could not breathe while sitting in the police cruiser and before he was ever restrained on the ground. That is consistent with the level of fentanyl in his system that can cause “slowed or stopped breathing.”

 

The restraint using an officer’s knee on an uncooperative suspect was part of the training of officers, and jurors will watch training videotapes employing the same type of restraint as official policy.

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The autopsy report from Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office concludes the cause of death was "cardiopulmonary arrest complicating law enforcement subdual, restraint, and neck compression." That conclusion, death due to heart failure, differs from the one reached by an independent examiner hired by the Floyd family; that report listed the cause of death as "asphyxiation from sustained pressure."

https://www.npr.org/sections/live-updates-protests-for-racial-justice/2020/06/04/869278494/medical-examiners-autopsy-reveals-george-floyd-had-positive-test-for-coronavirus#:~:text=Organization-,Medical Examiner's Autopsy Reveals George Floyd Had Positive Test For,at the time of death.

 

I think it will be an important aspect of the trial for both sides to describe why he was being restrained like he was. 

 

Drugs in the system help the defense. 

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"'There is no political or social cause in this courtroom,' Mr. Chauvin’s lawyer, Eric Nelson, says. He is trying..."to focus the jury on the specifics of the evidence and steer them away from the wider issues of race and policing in America that the case symbolizes to the world outside the courtroom." 

 

From "Derek Chauvin Trial Live Updates: Lawyers Present Case in George Floyd Killing/The murder trial of the former police officer begins Monday in Minneapolis, 10 months after Mr. Floyd’s death set off protests across the nation" (NYT). 

https://www.nytimes.com/live/2021/03/29/us/derek-chauvin-trial-live

 

The defense will try to argue that Mr. Floyd took a fatal amount of fentanyl, but now [the prosecutor, Jerry W.] Blackwell is saying that is not true, that he had built up a tolerance and was not exhibiting signs of overdose. “Mr Floyd had lived with his opioid addiction for years… he was struggling, he was not passing out.”... 

 

The prosecutor is trying to head off arguments from the defense that George Floyd’s size had anything to do with his death — “his size is no excuse,” he said. George Floyd was already more than six feet tall in middle school and he rapped under the name Big Floyd with popular DJs and rappers in Houston. 

 

Mr. Chauvin’s lawyer begins his opening arguments with the notion of “reasonable doubt.” He needs one juror to buy in to the idea that drugs killed Mr. Floyd, not Mr. Chauvin’s knee, to hang the jury and force a mistrial.

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2 minutes ago, Over 29 years of fanhood said:

They’d literally be risking their own life to take this stance. 

Jurors are basically on a witness protection program if what I've heard is correct.

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2 hours ago, aristocrat said:

So his defense is going to be heart issues from covid and drugs? People are not going to like that 


yep, apparently he had an arrest in 2019 that went down almost the same exact way. Was brought to hospital because he was in cardiopulmonary distress with a cocktail of toxicology and shouting for his mom etc. 
 

Im really concerned what might happen if charges are reduced in any way. 

 

it’s gonna be bad enough if he only gets 10 years. 
 

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3 hours ago, 716er said:

 

He will not be sentenced to death. The country will not burn.

 

Well Al Sharpton is there to make sure to keep things calm regardless of the verdict.  :rolleyes:

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