Third juror in Derek Chauvin case selected as prosecutors ask for trial to halt

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(MINNEAPOLIS) — Derek Chauvin, the ex-police officer filmed kneeling on George Floyd’s neck, is one step closer to having his day in court. 

Chauvin, who is standing trial alone, has been charged with second-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the death of Floyd. 

16 jurors are needed to proceed with the case, as well as four alternates, and, on Tuesday, a third juror was selected.   While all three juror’s identities have been concealed, but details concerning their occupations and marital status have been released to the public.  

The jurors are a chemist, a woman who is related to a police officer working in northern Minnesota, and lastly a financial auditor.

The process remains ongoing despite Chauvin’s lawyers requesting the the Minnesota Court of Appeals a stay of the trial, saying a judge erred when dismissing third-degree murder charges against their client.

Chauvin has pleaded not guilty to the second-degree charges of murder and manslaughter.

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