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There’s been a turn in events following former police officer Derek Chauvins original not guilty plea he has now seemed to have a change of heart. Chauvin appeared in federal court on Wednesday morning to change his plea to guilty to violating George Floyd’s civil rights during the arrest that killed him in May of 2020. The ex police office has already been convicted of state murder and manslaughter charges and is serving a sentence of 22 1/2 years.

CNN reports,

Chauvin also admitted guilt in a separate case in which he was accused of assaulting a 14-year-old juvenile in 2017. It was unclear in court if prosecutors will dismiss the charges in the 2017 case as part of the agreement.

As part of the plea agreement, prosecutors are requesting that Chauvin be sentenced to 300 months in prison, or 25 years, to be served concurrently with his sentence on state murder charges.