The jury discovered Derek Chauvin responsible of all three counts he was dealing with — second-degree homicide, third-degree homicide and manslaughter — for a similar crime: pinning George Floyd’s neck to the asphalt together with his knee till he stopped respiratory.
When juries can select amongst totally different counts and as a substitute choose “the entire above,” it raises questions of how one act can meet the definition of three separate crimes. On this case, Mr. Chauvin was discovered responsible of:
1) inflicting the dying of a human being, with out intent, whereas committing or making an attempt to commit an assault (second-degree homicide);
2) unintentionally inflicting a dying by committing an act that’s eminently harmful to different individuals whereas exhibiting a wicked thoughts, with reckless disregard for human life (third-degree homicide);
3) and creating an unreasonable danger, by consciously taking the possibility of inflicting dying or nice bodily hurt to another person (manslaughter).