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June 24, 2021

Will Derek Chauvin get more or less than 20 years for killing George Floyd?

The question in the title of this post reflects my view that 20 years seems like a reasonable "over/under" estimate for the sentence to be imposed by Minnesota Judge Peter Cahill on Derek Chauvin for murdering George Floyd.  I set this estimate influenced by some of the analysis and punditry from various sources in these preview pieces:

From the AP, "Derek Chauvin faces sentencing tomorrow in George Floyd’s murder — here’s what you need to know"

From CBS News, "Derek Chauvin will be sentenced Friday for the murder of George Floyd. Here's what to expect."

From NBC News, "Police who kill often receive lenient or no punishments. Derek Chauvin could be the exception."

From USA Today, "Derek Chauvin faces up to 30 years in prison in Friday sentencing for murder of George Floyd"

I believe that the sentencing is scheduled for Friday afternoon.  And I sincerely hope that there is general respect for the sentence imposed, whatever it proves to be.    

Prior related posts:

June 24, 2021 at 11:09 PM | Permalink


Less. I am seeing something in the upper teens.

Posted by: tmm | Jun 25, 2021 11:01:54 AM

tmm has it right I think.

Posted by: hardreaders | Jun 25, 2021 2:13:34 PM

I'm thinking more. Just a guess.

Posted by: Joe | Jun 26, 2021 2:00:58 PM

Joe :p

tmm and I weren’t that far off though.

Now the betting has to focus on what happens on appeal. I predict both conviction and sentence are upheld. Hope I can get my average up to .500!

Posted by: hardreaders | Jun 26, 2021 8:04:59 PM

The over-under line ended up being very close to what he got. He got thirty months more, and I was thinking like 24 months less.

Posted by: tmm | Jun 28, 2021 11:20:32 AM

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