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Officer Derik Chauvin in custody, charged with 3rd-degree murder, manslaughter

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Officer Derik Chauvin in custody, charged with 3rd-degree murder, manslaughter“Third-degree murder in Minnesota involves killing another person without premeditation and intent, through inherently dangerous acts, and with no regard for human life. “Inherently dangerous acts” may be direct or indirect. The charge of third-degree murder encompasses unintentional murders, “depraved mind” murders and certain drug-related deaths, including drug-induced homicide.
Malice can be involved in third-degree murder charges. If an individual intends to harm another person, but not kill that person, and the person dies anyway, charges of third-degree murder will likely be filed.
A person convicted of murder in the third degree may be sentenced to imprisonment for not more than 25 years and a payment of a fine of not more than $40,000.” (LawandCrime.com)

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