German national gets 10-year sentence for murder committed in Syria
29 November 2021 | 1:53 pm
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Derek Chauvin was convicted on charges of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter for killing George Floyd. The death of Floyd sparked massive protests for racial justice.
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