New Update On Derek Chauvin’s Stabbing

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( – Derek Chauvin, a former Minneapolis police officer has returned to the Arizona federal prison where he is being held almost a week after he was allegedly stabbed 22 times in the prison’s library. The attack had allegedly been inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement.

Chauvin is currently serving a 20-year sentence for charges relating to the murder of George Floyd. The murder resulted in protests across the country in May 2022.

Greg Erickson, the former police officer’s lawyer had stated that Chauvin’s family was concerned that the prison did not have the capacity to keep Derek protected and added that they were not sure whether or not there had been any changes to the faulty procedures that had allowed for the stabbing to occur.

John Turscak stated that he had targeted the high-profile inmate and had taken a month to plot the attack. The 52-year-old added that if he had not been stopped by the guards then he would have killed him. The stabbing could mean that another 60 years could be added to Turscak’s federal sentence if he gets the maximum punishment on all four of the new charges filed against him. Before this attack, he had been due to be released in 2026.

Turscak noted that he had specifically selected to commit the crime on Black Friday as a symbol to both BLM and the Mexican Mafia prison gang’s “Black Hand.” Authorities immediately intervened, still, Chauvin suffered from 22 stab wounds.

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