Convicted of what? I understand he faced a number of charges. You're right I saw only excerpts of testimony. Therefore, I can not render an opinion about conviction. As you know faced a number of charges. I would really like to hear the judges instructions to the jury. He will have to explain to them how to arrive at verdict as they deliberate. I find it amusing you have decided that Officer Chauvin should be convicted. I asked you of what...what charges... and what do facts do you base your conclusion. How did you deliberate...and arrive at a verdict...
I've been working from home. So I heard the trial. I heard the evidence. I heard the prosecution expert witness Dr. Martin Tobin, who testified that George Floyd died from a lack of oxygen. I heard the entire defense case which consisted of 2 witnesses.
At the very least, I think Chauvin should be convicted of third degree murder:
(a) Whoever, without intent to effect the death of any person, causes the death of another by perpetrating an act eminently dangerous to others and evincing a depraved mind, without regard for human life, is guilty of murder in the third degree and may be sentenced to imprisonment for not more than 25 years.https://www.revisor.mn.gov/statutes/cite/609.195
Chauvin is also charged with unintentional second degree murder:
§Subd. 2.Unintentional murders. Whoever does either of the following is guilty of unintentional murder in the second degree and may be sentenced to imprisonment for not more than 40 years:
(1) causes the death of a human being, without intent to effect the death of any person, while committing or attempting to commit a felony offense other than criminal sexual conduct in the first or second degree with force or violence or a drive-by shooting; or..https://www.revisor.mn.gov/statutes/cite/609.19
The second degree murder count is best on Chauvin causing the death of George Floyd while committing the felony offense of assault .The second-degree murder charge requires prosecutors to prove Chauvin caused Floyd’s death while committing or trying to commit a felony — in this case, third-degree assault.https://apnews.com/article/derek-chauvin-trial-murder-charge-explained-5e7c935f560219caee61fcc0bef0a23d
I think he should be convicted of second degree murder as well. (However, this theory of prosecution would not be available in many jurisdiction because the assault would merge with the murder.)
I find it amusing that you are jumping through all these hoops trying to avoid answering a simple question.
I'll make it simple.
Do you think Derek Chauvin unlawfully caused the death of George Floyd?