Quote Originally Posted by TheTexan View Post
Even without those considerations, a 2nd degree murder charge seems a bit much. I haven't followed the case (at all), but I would doubt that there would be any evidence that the death was intentional.
One of the elements of 2nd degree murder in MN is:

(1) causes the death of a human being, without intent to effect the death of any person, while committing or attempting to commit a felony offense other than criminal sexual conduct in the first or second degree with force or violence or a drive-by shooting; or
I assume that the justification was that Chauvin unintentionally killed Floyd while commiting a felony.