Derek Chauvin : “Inmate Stabs Derek Chauvin 22 Times: Former FBI Informant Charged with Assault and Attempted Murder”

Death – Obituary – Accident and Crime News : In a shocking turn of events, it has been revealed that a former FBI informant, John Turscak, allegedly stabbed Derek Chauvin, the ex-police officer convicted for the murder of George Floyd. According to court documents filed on December 1, Turscak stabbed Chauvin 22 times with an improvised knife in a federal prison in Arizona.

The stabbing took place on November 24 at around 12:30 p.m. Corrections officers quickly subdued Turscak, preventing him from causing further harm. However, prosecutors stated that Turscak confessed to wanting to kill Chauvin and that the swift response of the officers prevented him from doing so.

Turscak, who reportedly waived his Miranda rights, told FBI agents during an interview that he had been contemplating attacking Chauvin for about a month. He saw an opportunity to carry out his plan when both of them were in the law library at the Federal Correctional Institution Tucson on the day after Thanksgiving, known as Black Friday. Prosecutors claimed that Turscak’s attack was symbolic of the Black Lives Matter movement and the “black hand” symbol associated with the Mexican Mafia criminal organization.

Following the incident, Turscak was charged with four counts, including assault with a dangerous weapon and assault with intent to commit murder. He was subsequently moved to an adjacent federal penitentiary in Tucson, where he remains in custody.

While federal officials have not officially confirmed Chauvin as the victim, Minnesota officials stated that he was the inmate who was stabbed and assured the public that he was expected to survive. However, Chauvin’s mother, Carolyn Pawlenty, took to Facebook to express her concern and demand answers regarding the incident. She questioned who was responsible for the attack, the whereabouts of the guards, and the lack of video evidence.

In the aftermath of the stabbing, Chauvin’s lawyer, Gregory Erickson, criticized the lack of communication with both Chauvin’s family and his legal team, calling it “completely outrageous.” He suggested that the incident highlighted the inadequacies of the facility where Chauvin was held.

Chauvin, who was serving a 21-year federal sentence for violating Floyd’s civil rights and a 22½-year state sentence for second-degree murder, was transferred to FCI Tucson from a maximum-security Minnesota state prison in August 2022. His lawyer had previously advocated for him to be kept away from other inmates due to safety concerns.

The U.S. Supreme Court recently rejected Chauvin’s appeal of his murder conviction. Additionally, he is attempting to overturn his federal guilty plea, claiming new evidence that challenges his responsibility for Floyd’s death.

Turscak, on the other hand, has a history that includes leading a faction of the Mexican Mafia in Los Angeles and becoming an FBI informant in 1997. However, he was eventually dropped as an informant due to his continued involvement in criminal activities. He pleaded guilty in 2001 to racketeering and conspiring to kill a gang rival, expressing disappointment that his cooperation with the FBI did not result in a lighter sentence.

The investigation into this shocking incident continues, while questions surrounding the safety and security of the prison facility persist.

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