Derek Chauvin Trial Day 1: Opening arguments and witness testimony

The 15 jurors picked to be on this trial over the last two weeks will put aside their normal lives for about a month and commit nearly eight hours a day to the courtroom. The jurors have very strict instructions from Trial Judge Peter Cahill to avoid any media coverage of the trial. There are 15 jurors, but as long as the first 14 show up on Monday with no issue, the 15th juror will be excused. Those 14 jurors will hear the whole case with only 12 deliberating the verdict and two acting as alternates ready to step in – just in case one of those 12 has to excuse themselves from the case.

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