This is Derek Chauvin ahead of his first night in jail as a convicted murderer … he had his new mug shot taken Tuesday evening after he was led out of court in handcuffs.
Chauvin is being held in Minnesota Correctional Facility-Oak Park Heights. The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office checked him into the jail — which he’ll call home, until sentencing in about 8 weeks — around 5 PM Tuesday, immediately after he was found guilty of murdering George Floyd.
We know Chauvin prepped to make at least one phone call after arriving at the jail — TMZ broke the story, Chauvin scribbled the phone number for Eric Nelson, his defense attorney, on the palm of his left hand. The smudged pen marks were visible on his hand as the bailiff led him out of the courtroom.
Chauvin posed for his first mug when he was arrested for the murder of George Floyd in May 2020.
He faces a maximum of 40 years in prison. The average sentence in Minnesota for second-degree murder is around 15 years, but there are aggravating circumstances here that could lead to a harsher sentence.