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George Floyd's murderer Derek Chauvin: fellow inmate stabbed him 22 times

More details are now known following the attack on Derek Chauvin in a US prison. According to court documents, a fellow inmate stabbed the ex-policeman, who had been sentenced to a long prison term for the murder of African-American George Floyd, more than 20 times.

Former police officer Derek Chauvin was stabbed to death by a fellow inmate.aussiedlerbote.de
Former police officer Derek Chauvin was stabbed to death by a fellow inmate.aussiedlerbote.de

New details known - George Floyd's murderer Derek Chauvin: fellow inmate stabbed him 22 times

Around a week ago, Derek Chauvin was stabbed in a prison in Tucson in the US state of Arizona. The former police officer, who was serving a long prison sentence there for the murder of African-American George Floyd, was seriously injured by a fellow inmate. As reported by the Associated Press news agency and others, a gang member stabbed the 47-year-old 22 times with an improvised knife in the prison library. The 52-year-old told the prison guards that he would have killed Chauvin if he had not been stopped, according to a court document. Prison guards had overpowered the attacker with pepper spray.

He also later stated on the record that he had thought about attacking Chauvin for a month because he was a prominent prison inmate. However, he denied any intention to kill. He had chosen "Black Friday" as the day of the attack for symbolic reasons in connection with the Black Lives Matter movement, which received widespread support after Floyd's murder in 2020.

Derek Chauvin knelt on George Floyd's neck during police operation

The attacker has been charged with attempted murder. The 52-year-old faces 20 additional years in prison in the case. He is also alleged to have stabbed another inmate more than 20 times. He was transferred to a neighboring federal prison after the crime. Nothing is yet known about Chauvin's condition.

George Floyd was killed in a brutal police operation in Minneapolis in May 2020. Videos documented how police officers pushed the unarmed man to the ground. The white officer Derek Chauvin pressed his knee on Floyd's neck for a good nine minutes while he begged to let him breathe. At the time, the case led to nationwide protests against police violence and racism. Chauvin was later convicted of murder and sentenced to more than two decades in prison.

Watch the video: When John Lally witnesses a shooting in Houston in the US state of Texas, he doesn't hesitate - and pulls a police officer who has been hit out of danger. The police celebrate him as a hero and want to honor him. Only later does it become clear that he is a man with a criminal past.

Associated Press, DPA

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