WASHINGTON, April 23 (Xinhua) -- U.S. ex-police officer Derek Chauvin will be sentenced on June 16 for the death of George Floyd, an African-American, according to a schedule posted on the website of U.S. Minnesota Judicial Branch.
The online schedule stated that the sentencing time is set at 1:30 p.m. CT (1830 GMT).
Chauvin was convicted Tuesday by a 12-member jury of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the death of Floyd on May 25, 2020.
While the three charges have a collective maximum sentence of 75 years in prison, Minnesota sentencing guidelines recommend that Chauvin only be sentenced for the most serious charge -- the second-degree murder that carries a maximum sentence of 40 years behind bars.
Prosecutors have already asked for a harsher sentencing, seeking what's known as an "upward departure" that will make the defendant serve a longer jail term.
They planned to argue that there were "aggravating factors" in the case, including that Floyd was treated with "particular cruelty" and his death occurred in front of children.