It has been a week since Derek Chavin has been found guilty on all charges when it comes to the murder of George Floyd, and now one of the jurors that were responsible for helping to reach the guilty verdict is speaking out about the experience of the deliberations that led to Chauvin’s conviction.
Brandon Mitchell, who was juror 52 in the trial, spoke with Robin Roberts on Good Morning America and gave some insight on what was going through his mind, as well as some of the other jurors, that were faced with the task of deliberating during the trial.
During his interview, Brandon revealed that among the 12 jurors, there wasn’t too much back and forth when they were working to reach a verdict, but there was more so a task of understanding the terms that were being used so they could get a better understanding of the instructions.
“I think the one juror that was kind of, I wouldn’t say slowing us down but was being delicate with the process more so, was just kind of hung up on a few words within the instructions and just wanted to make sure that they got it right,” said Brandon.”
When asked if the protests outside the court had an impact on their decision for the verdict, Brandon said, “I mean, those things are just so secondary because you’re literally, throughout the trial, watching somebody die on a daily basis, so that stress alone is enough to take your mind away from whatever’s going on outside of the four walls of the courtroom.”
FULL INTERVIEW: https://t.co/mZjIeTyEgP
— Good Morning America (@GMA) April 28, 2021
As previously reported, when it was all said and done, the jury found Chauvin guilty of second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter.
He will officially be sentenced on June 25th.
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