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Chauvin Trial: Judge Reinstates 3rd-Degree Murder Charge Over George Floyd's Killing

Derek Chauvin was already facing manslaughter and second-degree murder charges when the much-anticipated trial opened this week.
Derek Chauvin will face a third-degree murder charge in the death of George Floyd, after a district court judge reversed his earlier ruling on Thursday. Source: MPR News/Screenshot by NPR

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin will face an additional charge of third-degree murder, Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill ruled on Thursday, after an appeals court ordered Cahill to reconsider his earlier decision to dismiss the charge.

"The court is going to grant the motion to reinstate" the charge, Cahill said as he announced his decision.

The ruling came as a

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