US police “kneeled and killed” Freud case: Judge restores Xiao Wan’s third-degree murder charge
China News Service, March 12th. According to a report by the US Chinese website, the case of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin “kneeling and killing” African-American George Floyd Entering the jury selection stage this week, the case has once again attracted national attention. On the 11th local time, the judge resumed another murder charge against Xiao Wan.
According to reports, the Hennepin County judge resumed the third-degree murder charge against him on the 11th. Xiao Wan has already faced second-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter charges. He pleaded not guilty to all three charges.
p >On March 9, local time, a citizen of Brooklyn, New York, USA walked past the portrait of Freud. On the same day, the trial of former policeman Derek Chauwan in the “kneeling” law enforcement of the Freud murder case in the United States officially began in the Hennepin County Court in Minnesota. Photo by China News Agency reporter Liao Pan
“In addition to manslaughter and felony murder, the charges of third-degree murder reflect the seriousness of the charges against Chauvan.” Minnesota Attorney General Keith Eli Sen said in a statement. “We look forward to bringing all three charges to the jury.”
Xiao Wan was initially charged with third-degree murder a few days after Freud’s death in May last year, but Hennepin County District Court Judge Peter Cahill dismissed the allegation in October last year, saying that the allegation does not apply to the case.
However, the Court of Appeal’s February ruling against the police officer Mohamed Noor involved in another case in Ming State made it possible to restore the charges against Xiao Wan. Ming State prosecutors subsequently appealed Cahill’s ruling.
The third-degree murder charge usually applies to situations where someone’s behavior poses a major danger to others and ignores human life, such as shooting randomly at a crowd or driving on a road in the opposite direction.
The charge was recently used in the murder trial of former police officer Noel. The prosecutor said that after receiving the police, he shot from the police car to the outside, killing Justin Ruskik who called the police and putting his own partner in danger. He was convicted of third-degree murder.
The Minnesota Court of Appeals ordered Cahill to reconsider the motion to restore the charges last week. On the 10th, the Mingzhou Supreme Court rejected Lawyer Xiao Wan’s request to block the Court of Appeal’s ruling, clearing the way for the restoration of Cahill’s allegations.
Xiao Wan’s defense attorney Eric Nelson argued in court on the 11th that Noel’s case is different from Xiao Wan’s case in terms of facts and procedures. However, the prosecutor believes that the judge must abide by the precedent set by the Court of Appeal in the Knoll case.
Cahill ruled on the 11th that he accepted the opinion of the Court of Appeal, that is, regarding the opinion of the Knoll case as a precedent, it ruled to restore the charges against Chau Wan.
He added that this ruling only applies to Xiao Wan, and the possibility of resuming charges against the other three police officers involved in the Freud case will be resolved in the future.
If convicted, Xiao Wan may face up to 40 years in prison for second-degree murder, up to 25 years for third-degree murder, and up to 10 years for second-degree manslaughter. Imprisonment.