Kelly Chauven announced that she would divorce her husband Derek immediately after he was charged with the murder of George Floyd (Photo: Remax/Ramsay County Jail).
The wife of a policeman accused of the murder of the unarmed black man George Floyd has announced that she is getting a divorce. Hat Shawwin said that shortly after the disgraced police officer was charged with third-degree murder on Friday, she began formal divorce proceedings with her 44-year-old man, Derek Shawwin, who was out of town.
A spokesman for the Minneapolis law firm Sekula, which handles divorces, said the WCCO: I talked to Kelly Chauven and her family tonight. She was devastated by the death of Mr. Floyd and her deepest sympathies go out to his family, his loved ones and everyone who mourns this tragedy.
She filed for Derek Seowin’s divorce. Although Mrs. Chauven does not have any children from her current marriage, she respectfully requests to offer security and privacy to her children, elderly parents and extended family at this difficult time.
Kelly, the former beauty queen, announced the end of the wedding five days after Schoven had kneeled eight minutes and 46 seconds on Floyd’s neck. Floyd, who was arrested on suspicion of issuing a $20 counterfeit note, was heard panting. I can’t breathe and I died shortly after.
Shawwin knelt around floyd’s neck, and prosecutors said he did it for almost nine minutes. (photo: AP)
His desperate cry for air has since turned into a rally of Black Live’s Matter protesters across the country, as Minneapolis survived four nights of protests, riots and looting after his death.
Shoven was accused of third-degree murder, which means he did not intend to kill Floyd, but acted in contempt of human life.
Prosecutor Mike Freeman of Hempin County announced the indictment on Friday and said Showin is also charged with manslaughter.
A fired police officer is held in jail instead of $550,000 bail and can be charged extra.
The death of George Floyd, pictured here, triggered national protests against police violence against African-Americans (Photo: AP).
Meanwhile, Kurtney Ross, Shauvin’s fiancée, spoke of her relief at the news that Shauvin had been indicted.
Ross told the WCCA: I can’t say it was lucky, but it was like a relief, you know. It was a relief, it was.
It was like a thank you for taking the first step you know to give us some rest, so this pain could be a little blurry.
The grieving girl says she wants the other three cops involved in the floyd’s death.
These policemen are Thomas Lane, Tu Tao and J. Alexander Kuen – all fired but not yet charged.
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