Derek Chauvin’s Wife Files for Divorce, Officer Charged with George Floyd’s Murder
The wife of Derek Chauvin, the Minneapolis police officer charged with murder in George Floyd’s death, filed for divorce.
Kellie Chauvin’s lawyer said that she was devastated by the brutal murder of Floyd and her utmost sympathy lied with the victim’s family.
The police officer was arrested and charged Friday with third-degree murder and manslaughter in the death of Floyd.
A video that showed Chauvin pinning Floyd to the ground with his knee pressed on the victim’s neck caused widespread protests across the US.
Since Floyd’s death on Monday, many protests turned chaotic and violent in cities like Minneapolis, New York City, Atlanta and several others.
If convicted of the state charges, Chauvin could face up to 25 years in prison on the third-degree murder charge and up to 10 years in prison on the second-degree manslaughter charge.