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Inmate stabbed Derek Chauvin 22 times, accused of attempted murder, prosecutors say


Mr. Chauvin. As for count one based on the jury’s verdict finding you guilty of intentional murder in the second degree when you committed a felony under Minnesota statute 69 But 1 9 subdivision two for one, it is the court’s judgment that you are now convicted of this offense, pursuant to section six or 904 of the Minnesota Statute, counts two and 3 will not be tried because they are lesser offenses of count of accusation one. Yeah. A sentence for the first leader. The court commits you to the custody of the correctional services commissioner for a period of 270 months. That’s 2 70. That’s an addition of 10 years to the presumed sentence of 150 months. This is based on your abuse of a position of trust and authority as well as the particular cruelty you demonstrated towards George Floyd. You receive credit for 199 days already served. Pay the mandatory surcharge of $78 which will be paid from the prison salary. You are prohibited from possessing firearms, ammunition or explosives for the rest of your life, providing a DNA sample required by law, registering as a predatory offender as required by law, and then you will receive a copy of the order along with an attached memorandum explaining the court’s analysis. Everything for defense. Alright. THANKS. We are adjourned.

An inmate was charged Friday with attempted murder in prison for stabbing Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer convicted of killing George Floyd.Archive video above: Derek Chauvin convicted of killing George FloydJohn Turscak stabbed Chauvin 22 times in the law library at the Federal Correctional Institution in Tucson, Arizona, with an improvised knife, federal prosecutors said. Turscak, 52, told correctional officers he would have killed Chauvin if they had not reacted so quickly, prosecutors said. Turscak then told FBI agents that he had been planning to attack Chauvin for about a month because he was a high-profile inmate, but denied wanting to kill him, prosecutors said. Turscak told agents he attacked Chauvin on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, as a symbolic connection to the Black Lives Matter movement and the “Black Hand” symbol associated with the Mexican Mafia gang, prosecutors declared. An attorney for Turscak was not listed in court records, and Turscak, who has represented himself in numerous court cases from prison, remained in custody Friday. Chauvin, 47, was sent to FCI Tucson from a maximum security state prison in Minnesota. in August 2022 to concurrently serve a 21-year federal sentence for violating Floyd’s civil rights and a 22 1/2-year state sentence for second-degree murder. Chauvin’s attorney, Eric Nelson, had argued to keep him out of the general population and other inmates. , expecting him to be a target. In Minnesota, Chauvin was kept primarily in solitary confinement “largely for his own protection,” Nelson wrote in court papers last year. Floyd, who was Black, died on May 25, 2020, after Chauvin, who is white, pressed down on one knee. his neck for 9 1/2 minutes on the street outside a convenience store where Floyd was suspected of trying to pass a counterfeit $20 bill. Bystander video captured Floyd’s muffled cries of “I can’t breathe.” His death sparked protests around the world, some of which turned violent, and forced a country to reckon with police brutality and racism.

An inmate was charged Friday with attempted prison murder for stabbing Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer convicted of killing George Floyd.

Archive video above: Derek Chauvin sentenced for murder of George Floyd

John Turscak stabbed Chauvin 22 times in the law library at the Federal Correctional Institution in Tucson, Arizona, with an improvised knife, federal prosecutors said. Turscak, 52, told correctional officers he would have killed Chauvin if they had not reacted so quickly, prosecutors said.

Turscak later told FBI agents that he had been planning to attack Chauvin for about a month because he was a high-profile inmate, but he denied wanting to kill him, prosecutors said.

Turscak told agents he attacked Chauvin on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, in symbolic connection to the Black Lives Matter movement and the “Black Hand” symbol associated with the Mexican Mafia gang, prosecutors said .

Turscak’s attorney was not listed in court records, and Turscak, who has represented himself in numerous court cases from prison, remained in custody Friday.

Chauvin, 47, was sent to FCI Tucson from a maximum security state prison in Minnesota in August 2022 to concurrently serve a 21-year federal sentence for violating Floyd’s civil rights and a 22-year state sentence and a half for second degree murder.

Chauvin’s attorney, Eric Nelson, had argued to keep him out of the general population and other inmates, anticipating that he would become a target. In Minnesota, Chauvin was kept primarily in solitary confinement “largely for his own protection,” Nelson wrote in court papers last year.

Floyd, who was Black, died on May 25, 2020, after Chauvin, who is white, pressed a knee on his neck for 9 1/2 minutes on the street outside a convenience store where Floyd was suspected of trying to do pass a counterfeit $20 bill.

Bystander video captured Floyd’s muffled cries of “I can’t breathe.” His death sparked protests around the world, some of which turned violent, and forced a country to reckon with police brutality and racism.

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