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Judge in Chauvin Case Approves Four Aggravated Sentencing Factors
Judge Peter Cahill wrote that Chauvin abused a position of authority, treated Floyd with "particular cruelty"
No finding is made as to whether the active participation of Officers Lane, Kueng and Thao was accompanied by the intent and knowledge necessary to establish that they are "offenders" subject to criminal liability under Minn. Stat. § 609.05
Not proven beyond a reasonable doubt, he wrote, was the state's contention that Floyd's intoxication or the restraints Chauvin and fellow officers J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao used on him rendered hi "particularly vulnerable."
The ruling opens Chauvin up to a sentence as high as 30 years. If Cahill had decided that none of the factors applied, Chauvin would have faced a maximum of 15 [?!] years from his state-court convictions.
Any federal sentence he may receive would be served concurrently [?!] with his state sentence.
by Cat on Wed May 12th, 2021 at 08:42:26 PM EST
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