New murder charge for officer on trial for George Floyd’s death The death of George Floyd in Minneapolis led to worldwide protests over police brutality and racial injustice. Judge OKs adding third-degree murder charge for Derek Chauvin in George Floyd death - The Boston GlobeA judge on Thursday granted prosecutors’ request to add a third-degree murder charge against the former Minneapolis police officer charged in George Floyd’s death. Chauvin will now face a third-degree murder charge in Floyd trial - The Boston GlobeThe decision Thursday most likely ended a sequence of legal wrangling and cleared the way for the trial to move forward. George Floyd killing: Derek Chauvin faces additional third-degree murder chargeThe new charge could offer an extra path to conviction and carries a sentence of up to 25 years in prison Derek Chauvin will now face a third-degree murder charge.The judge overseeing the trial of the former police officer charged with killing George Floyd has allowed prosecutors to add an additional charge. George Floyd: Third-degree murder charge against Chauvin reinstatedFormer policeman Derek Chauvin already faces charges of second-degree murder and manslaughter. Judge reinstates third-degree murder charge against Derek Chauvin in George Floyd's deathFormer Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin now faces an additional murder charge in the death of George Floyd after a Hennepin County judge reinstated a charge of third-degree murder on Thursday. With Five Jurors Now Seated, Momentum Builds in Chauvin TrialThe quick pace of juror selection and an awaited ruling from the State Supreme Court means opening statements in Derek Chauvin’s trial are likely to begin on March 29 as scheduled.