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The wife of Derek Chauvin, the Minneapolis police officer who knelt on Floyd’s neck during his arrest which eventually led to his death has filed for divorce.
According to Kellie Chauvin’s lawyer, she would split from her husband, who’s been charged with murdering the 46-year-old black man George Floyd in Minneapolis.
Chauvin’s legal team at Sekula Law Offices said the former Mrs. Minnesota is “devastated” by Floyd’s death and that her “utmost sympathy” is with his family.
“This evening, I spoke with Kellie Chauvin and her family. She is devastated by Mr. Floyd’s death and her utmost sympathy lies with his family, with his loved ones and with everyone who is grieving this tragedy,” reads the statement from Sekula Law Offices.
Her divorce announcement came hours after her husband was arrested in Minneapolis and charged him with third-degree murder in Floyd’s death.
Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said Chauvin could face more charges.
Mr. Floyd had underlying health conditions including coronary artery disease and hypertensive heart disease,’ said the complaint from the Hennepin County Attorney.
‘The combined effects of Mr. Floyd being restrained by police, his underlying health conditions and any potential intoxicants in his system likely contributed to his death.’