Defense Rests Without Chauvin Testimony at Murder Trial

Closing arguments are set to begin Monday morning, after which the jury will get the case.

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In this image from video, defense attorney Eric Nelson, left, and defendant, former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin address Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill during motions before the court Thursday, April 15, 2021, in the trial of Chauvin, at the Hennepin County Courthouse in Minneapolis. Chauvin is charged in the May 25, 2020 death of George Floyd. Chauvin told the judge he will not testify on his own behalf. (Court TV via AP, Pool)
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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The defense at the murder trial of former Officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd rested its case Thursday without putting Chauvin on the stand, presenting a total of two days of testimony to the prosecution’s two weeks. Closing arguments are set to begin Monday morning, after which the jury will get the case. Before the jury was brought into the courtroom, Chauvin, his COVID-19 mask removed in a rare…

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