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Judge reinstates third-degree murder charge over death of George Floyd – Sydney Morning Herald

The move offers jurors an additional option for conviction and finally resolves an issue that might have delayed former police officer Derek Chauvin’s trial for…



The ruling came ahead of resumption of jury selection on Thursday. Five jurors have been seated after just two days of screening by attorneys and the judge, who has set aside at least three weeks to fill the panel.
Attorneys have given considerable attention to the jury pools attitudes toward police in the first two days of questioning, trying to determine whether theyre more inclined to believe testimony from law enforcement over evidence from other witnesses to the fatal confrontation.
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