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Here’s what you need to know about the Chauvin trial closing arguments, deliberations and verdict




After Judge Peter Cahill gave instructions, Prosecutor Steve Schleicher delivered the final argument for the State of Minnesota. Prosecutor Steve Schleicher ended the state’s final argument.

Eric Nelson makes the final argument to defend the reason why Derek Chauvin should be acquitted.

According to a Cahill order of Nov. 4, the jurors will be completely kidnapped during the deliberation.

The jury will be kidnapped in a hotel at night. Hennepin County Sherriff’s office deputies will oversee the jury while they are kidnapped.

Jurors will be allowed to use electronic devices to contact family members “as long as jurors continue to avoid discussion of the trial,” according to the order.

Calendar of deliberations

Daily start and end times have not yet been determined.

The court schedule indicates that the jury may arrive until 9:30 pm ET daily.

The jury may also continue deliberations (and may reach a verdict) over the weekend.

The room where the jury will deliberate

The jury will have access to the evidence and exhibits that were presented to the court. On Thursday, Cahill noted that jurors will receive a laptop and a large monitor to also watch the videos presented during the trial.

Jury questions

Cahill said Thursday that questions from the jury during deliberations will be answered above Zoom.

There was no racial calculation

The court expects 15 to 20 minutes notice for jury questions.

Cahill is expected to enter the courtroom to answer questions from the jury. Jurors, lawyers, and the defendant will not be present in the courtroom for questions, but will be present at the video conference.

How long will the jury deliberate?

Cahill told jurors Thursday, “If I were you, I would plan for a long time and wait for short,” he said. “Basically, it’s up to the jury how long you deliberate, how long you have to come to a unanimous decision on any count. And so, because it’s entirely up to you (either an hour or a week). Province.”

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The jury is not expected to enter the courtroom until there is a verdict or they cannot reach a verdict.

When would the sentence take place if Chauvin is convicted?

Probably the sentence would occur later if Chauvin were convicted.

Under Minnesota law, “whenever a person is convicted of a felony, the court, upon motion of the defendant or the state, shall hold a hearing of the sentence. The hearing shall be scheduled for the parties to have the adequate time to prepare and present arguments on the issue of the sentence “.