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Tou Thou to be sentenced Monday in George Floyd murder

Tou Thao is set to be sentenced in state court on Monday for his role in George Floyd’s murder, KARE 11 reports. Thou is currently serving his three-and-a-half-year sentence in federal prison for his role in the murder.

According to CBS News, Thao faces sentencing for a state court decision made in May where he was found guilty on one count of aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter.

Thao was the officer who stood in front of former officer Derek Chauvin as he knelt on Floyd’s neck, preventing bystanders from intervening. J. Alexander Kueng and Thomas Lane were the two other officers present at the scene. They were found guilty on the same charges as Thao and received a 3.5- and 3-year prison sentence, respectively, CBS News reports.

All four officers were also convicted and sentenced in federal court. Thao was convicted on two counts of depriving Floyd of his rights. Thao filed an appeal in the federal case, which was dismissed on Friday, August 5. According to The Star Tribune, the three-judge U.S. Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals panel upheld the convictions.

The panel also dismissed claims of prosecutorial misconduct in Thao’s case.

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