Brief by legal expert Alexander C. Baker, J.D.
Officer Derek Chauvin has (finally) been charged with a murder, but only murder in the third degree. I will show that under the applicable Minnesota Statutes, he must be charged with First Degree Murder, by showing that the murder was:
Intentional willful and premeditated, or
committed in furtherance of terrorism.
The mere charge of third degree murder will be shown indefensible.