I haven't been able to watch the actual trial, the past two weeks, so hard to really follow what the jurors are seeing from news clips. I have to admit that according to the below link, I was following Murder 2 as being intentional. It is still unintentional murder, so changes my view slightly.
According to the Newsweek below article, and assuming it is correct, this is at least part of the MN code for murder 2;
"without intent to effect the death of any person while committing or attempting to commit a felony offense other than criminal sexual conduct in the first or second degree with for or violence or a drive-by shooting."
I am not really convinced that a CLEARY EXCESSIVE restraint, is a felony offense or would he not be charged with said felony offense? Which has me kind of baffled that they wouldn't put that in as an additional charge?
"Or causes the death of a human being without intent to effect the death of any person, while intentionally inflicting or attempting to inflict bodily harm upon the victim when the perpetrator is restrained under an order for protection and the victim is a person designation to receive protection under the order."
The second part of this I think throws it out, "when the perpetrator is restrained under an order for protection and the victim is a person designation to receive protection under the order" seems to indicate to me; Someone has a restraining order and is beat to death by the person the order is against. Which obviously would not be the case here.
For MN Murder 3;
"whoever, without intent to effect the death of any person, causes the death of another by perpetrating an act eminently dangerous to others and evidencing a depraved mind, without regard for human life."
In what I have seen of the trial, the only way that I can see him not being charged with this, is if they say that he can't be charged with this AND murder 2. To me, this seems to fit what he did almost to a T.
I'm not sure if even a Murder 2 conviction will stop the rioters from going out and doing their thing. Which will probably end up in another person of color being killed by the police... https://www.newsweek.com/derek-chauvin-charges-why-accused-manslaughter-murder-george-floyd-1579771#:~:text=The%20most%20serious%20charge%20against,15%20years%20could%20be%20recommended