Derek Chauvin is jailed for 22 years over horrific George Floyd murder after speaking out for the first time

DEREK Chauvin will be in jail for 22 years over the horrific murder of George Floyd.

The former Minneapolis cop spoke briefly on Friday afternoon, before his monumental sentencing.

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"At this time due to some additional legal matters at hand I'm not able to give a full statement at this time, but very briefly though I want to send my condolences to the Floyd family," Chauvin said.

"There's going to be some other information in the future that would be of interest and I hope things will give you some peace of mind."

Chauvin was convicted of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter for pressing his knee against Floyd’s neck for over nine minutes as he said "I can't breathe" and went limp.

He is also awaiting trial on federal civil rights charges in Floyd’s death, along with three other fired officers who have yet to have their state trials.

On Friday, Judge Peter Cahill determined that Chauvin will be in jail for 22-and-a-half-years.

The judge insisted that his sentence was not based on "emotion or sympathy," adding that he was not trying to "Send any messages."

"But at the same time I want to acknowledge the deep and tremendous pain that all the families are feeling, especially the Floyd family," he said.

Chauvin's sentence means that he is no longer permitted to carry firearms for the rest of his life and that he must register as a predatory offender.

Protesters outside of the Cup Foods store, where Floyd was killed, celebrated the news when it was broke.

Chauvin's mom, Carolyn Pawlenty, also spoke for the first time, telling the judge "my son is a good man."

"The public will never know the loving and caring man he is, but his family does," she insisted, before adding that a "lengthy sentence will not serve Derek well."

Members of Floyd's family also spoke in court, including his seven-year-old daughter, Gianna, who issued a statement in a pre-recorded video.

"I miss you and and I love you," she said.

Two of Floyd's brothers, Philonise and Terrence, also issued victim impact statements.

"My family and I have been given a life sentence. We will never be able to get George back," Philonise said, before pleading the judge to give Chauvin the maximum sentence.

Terrence addressed Chauvin directly, asking him: "I want to know from the man himself, why? What were you thinking? When you had your knee on my brother's neck?"

What is a predatory offender?

A predatory offender is an offender who is required to register under the predatory offender registration law, except for individuals who are required to register solely because of a juvenile delinquency determination.

A person is treated as a predatory offender if the person has committed felony criminal sexual conduct or certain other designated sex crimes, kidnapping, or false imprisonment. These crimes are often referred to as predatory offenses.

The law recognizes as predatory offenders those individuals who have committed these crimes under Minnesota law, federal law, or the law of other states.

The law also requires registration of certain individuals who have been civilly committed as sexually dangerous persons or as mentally ill and dangerous, provided the person was charged with a predatory offense.

Chauvin showed little emotion, wish his eyes just darting around the room, as Terrence began to break down in tears.

The cop's sentencing comes just hours after his attorney requested a new trial after it was reported that one of the jurors on the case attended an anti-police protest last summer, but Judge Peter Cahill has refused to grant the request.

Attorney Eric Nelson requested the trial on the grounds of: “the interest of justice; abuse of discretion that deprived the Defendant of a fair trial; prosecutorial and jury misconduct; errors of law at trial; and a verdict that is contrary to law.”

Chauvin is set to be sentenced today for killing George Floyd and the disgraced cop faces 40 years in jail over the murder that outraged the world.

Chauvin was convicted of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter for pressing his knee against Floyd’s neck for over nine minutes as he said "I can't breathe" and went limp.

Prosecutors asked for 30 years, saying Chauvin’s actions were egregious and "shocked the nation’s conscience."

The defense requested probation, saying Chauvin was the product of a “broken” system and “believed he was doing his job.”

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