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Chauvin’s conviction: My best birthday gift – Gabby Otchere Darko



Gabby Otchere Darko

Lawyer and Founder of Danquah Institute, Gabby Otchere Darko  has said the conviction of the US former Police Officer, involved in the murder of African American, George Floyd was the best birthday gift he had received.

The ex- cop, named Derek Chauvin was convicted of all three charges leveled against him by the court on Tuesday, April 20, a day which also happens to be the birthday of the Ghanaian politician and lawyer.

Reacting to the news, in a twitter post sighted by, Mr Otchere Darko wrote; “20th April — the day that Chauvin was confirmed as guilty of the murder of George Floyd. The best birthday gift today!”.

George Floyd’s death

Derek Chauvin, 45, was filmed kneeling on the neck of George Floyd’s for more than nine minutes during an arrest on the street of Minneapolis in May last year, an event which expert had said caused his death.

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The court on Tuesday convicted him on three counts; second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the murder case which sparked public outrage worldwide including Ghana.

He is expected to be sentence in about eight weeks, however, would be police custody while he awaits his sentence.

Chauvin faces up to 40years imprisonment or more as in Minnesota, second-degree murder carries a maximum sentence of 40 years in prison. Third-degree murder is punishable by up to 25 years while second-degree manslaughter is punishable by law up to 10 years in prison.