Transcript for Derek Chauvin guilty on all 3 counts in George Floyd killing
Want to take a live look now at the corrections facility where Derek chauvin is waking U this morning after that historic verdict. And outside the courthouse in Minneapolis, there you see the crowds gathering to watch the trial and then erupting into cheers at the news of those guilty verdicts and a similar scene right there in George That sense of relief felt across the country. So many gathering to watch the verdict from coast to coast and look at this photo from D.C. This young man falling to his knees in relief at the news saying he saw himself in George Floyd. His sentiment is echoed by so many people out there, robin. This morning, Michael, George Floyd's brother will talk to you live with his reaction to the decision with Ben crump, the attorney and we're also going to hear from the little girl, remember she took the stand to testify? That's all ahead but first T.J. Holmes is there in Minneapolis with the very latest. Good morning, T.J. Reporter: Good morning to you, robin. That little girl you mentioned 10 years old now. She put it this way, when she told me after the verdict yesterday, George Floyd can breathe now, Minneapolis and a lot of places across this country are breathing a sigh of relief that their nearly year long calls for justice for George Floyd did not go answered and now Derek chauvin, the man that the country came to know at first with that image of him with his knee on George Floyd's neck while his hands were casually in his pockets, the image yesterday, his hands behind his back in handcuffs being escorted out of a courtroom guilty, guilty, guilty. Derek chauvin is waking up behind bars this morning, the former Minneapolis police officer now convicted murderer in the killing of George Floyd. We the jury in the above entitled matter as to count one, unintentional second degree murder while committing a felony find the defendant guilty. Reporter: Chauvin showed no emotion upon hearing the jury found him guilty of all three counts, second degree murder, third degree murder and second degree manslaughter. Are these your verdicts? Yes. Reporter: The jury deliberated 10 1/2 hours weighing witness testimony and the significance of those 9 minutes and 29 seconds that chauvin's knee was pressed into Floyd's neck. In their deliberations jurors did not ask a single question to the judge or for any clarifications before announcing they'd made their decision. As the verdict was announced, the nation reacted. Some jumped for joy. Some kneeled in relief in places like D.C. And New York, the meaning of the verdict sinking in. I would not call today's verdict justice, however, because justice implies true restoration, but it is accountability, which is the first step towards justice. Reporter: Floyd's family waited 11 months for justice. And after reaching a historic $27 million settlement with the city in March, now finally breathing a sigh of relief. I'm going to put up a fight every day because I'm not just fighting for George anymore, I'm fighting for everybody around this world. Today we are able to breathe again. Nothing is going to make it all better but at least now there's some justice. Right. Reporter: The family received a call from president Biden and vice president Harris after the verdict. I think of Gianna's comment, my daddy is going to change the world. He's going to start to change it now. Yes, amen. It has been incredible, you're an incredible family. Reporter: Floyd's death last memorial day captured on cell phone and seen around the world. Sparked international outrage, placed a spotlight on race and policing in this country and prompted demands for police reform. Reporter: Darnella Frazier was 17 years old when she recorded the video of Floyd's last moments, her 9-year-old cousin at her side, darnella posting after the Ver, I just cried so hard, thank you, god. George Floyd, we did it. Justice has been served. Chauvin is now facing up to 40 years in prison, sentencing is expected in eight weeks and, stra, I was able to be in the room where the family and close friends were gathered and some 10, 15, 20 minutes after the verdict people still had tears treeing down their face, just could not stop crying and then Ben crump and philonise Floyd came in, they had been at the courthouse, they came over, walked in, hand in the air, we won the championship, not a suggestion this was any kind of sport or competition but this was the big moment, stra and things went their way.
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