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Derek Chauvin declines to take the stand as defense rests in trial over George Floyd's death

21 days ago   |   By NBC News

Derek Chauvin invoked his Fifth Amendment right not to testify on Thursday. He is charged with second- and third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the death of George Floyd, 46.
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Chauvin won't testify at murder trial in Floyd's death

Chauvin won't testify at murder trial in Floyd's death

21 days ago   |   By Politico

MINNEAPOLIS - The defense at the murder trial of former Officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd wrapped up its case Thursday without putting Chauvin on the stand, presenting two days of testimony to the prosecution's two weeks.
Chauvin informed the court that he would not testify, saying he would invoke his Fifth Amendment right not to take the stand.
“Is this your decision not to testify?” Judge Peter Cahill asked.
“It is, your honor,” Chauvin said.
Some prosecution rebuttal testimony was expected to follow Thursday. Closing arguments are set for Monday, after which the...
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Derek Chauvin won't testify at his trial in George Floyd's death

Derek Chauvin won't testify at his trial in George Floyd's death

21 days ago   |   By Post Gazette

The defense at the murder trial of former Officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd has rested its case without putting Chauvin on the stand, wrapping up after two days of testimony to the prosecution's two weeks
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Derek Chauvin Trial, April 15 Live Updates: Defense Could Rest Its Case Thursday

21 days ago   |   By CBS

MINNEAPOLIS -The fate of Derek Chauvin is expected to be in the hands of the jury in a matter of days, with the defense expected to rest its case Thursday.
Before resting its case, the defense will be calling another witness up to the stand. Then, the state may call rebuttal witnesses. The jury could get the case next week.
Testimony in court is expected to resume around 9:15 a.m. WCCO-TV will be streaming the trial live on CBSN Minnesota. Jason DeRusha will lead the coverage, and legal expert Joe Tamburino will provide legal analysis.
It comes after the defense's expert witness, Dr. David...
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