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US Jury Reaches Verdict in George Floyd Murder Trial, To Be Announced in About One Hour

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The jury in former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin’s murder trial has reached a verdict, the cable network Court TV reported on Tuesday.

The verdict is expected to be announced later this afternoon around 4:30 or 5:00 p.m. ET.

A broadcaster said employees at the court house have been told to go home early ahead of the verdict announcement.

Chauvin, a former officer of the Minneapolis Police Department, is facing murder and manslaughter charges after Floyd, 46, died following an arrest attempt on May 25 last year.

While trying to arrest Floyd who was accused of using a fake $20 bill at a local convenience store, Chauvin, now 45, kneed on the neck of the African American man three times for almost a total of ten minutes.

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