World watches as Chauvin trial begins in George Floyd killing


(The Hennepin County Government Center, the site of the trial of Derek Chauvin, early Monday morning in Minneapolis)

Even before jury selection begins, Hennepin County District Judge Peter Cahill is likely to face motions to reinstate a third-degree murder charge and possibly postpone jury selection to give lawyers time to prepare for the new charge.

The Court of Appeals ruled late last week that Cahill erred in dismissing the third-degree murder charge against Derek Chauvin. The court asked Cahill to reconsider the charge, leaving an uncertain path forward in a high stakes trial being watched around the world. Read More