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Citing ‘particular cruelty,’ prosecutors seek longer prison sentence for Chauvin

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In the Pioneer Press, Katrina Pross writes: “Prosecutors asked a judge Friday to give Derek Chauvin a longer prison sentence for killing George Floyd, arguing that the crime was particularly cruel. Chauvin was found guilty of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter for May 25 arrest death of Floyd.…Prosecutor Matthew Frank argued in a 26-page memorandum that an aggravated sentence is warranted because Floyd was a ‘particularly vulnerable victim’ and “treated with particular cruelty.’”