The attorney for the former Police officer has filed a motion seeking for a lesser sentence following the murder of George floyd ahead of his june 25th hearing.
Eric Nelson, his attorney, asked a Minnesota judge to lighten his prison sentence. He also begged for a probation and a much lighter sentence citing that he’s a “victim of a broken system “
Chauvin 45, was Convicted on counts of second-degree murder in April and second-degree man slaughter in Floyd’s death.
Judge Peter Cahill scheduled Derek Chauvin’s sentencing for June 25. In a motion filed on Tuesday, Attorney Eric Nelson requests a “Strict probationary sentence, along with a period of incarceration equal to the time he has already served. In the alternative, Mr.Chauvin respectfully requests the court grant him a durational departure.
Attorney Nelson’s motion also claimed that the aggravating factors for a greater sentence are “unwarranted “.