BREAKING: Derek Chauvin was stabbed 22 times in federal prison by BLM inmate after being moved there for 'his own safety'

John Turscak, 52, has been charged with attempted murder.

Katie Daviscourt Seattle WA
Derek Chauvin, the ex-Minneapolis police officer currently serving jail time in connection with the death of George Floyd, was stabbed 22 times in prison by a "Black Lives Matter" vigilante inmate.

John Turscak, 52, has been charged with attempted murder for allegedly stabbing Chauvin 22 times in the law library at the Federal Correctional Institution in Tucson, Arizona, according to prosecutors.

Prosecutors said that Tursak used an improvised knife and allegedly told authorities he would have killed Chauvin had they not intervened, according to the Associated Press.

Prosecutors claim that Turscak later disclosed to FBI agents that he had been contemplating assaulting Chauvin for approximately one month due to the fact that he is a high-profile inmate, but denied intending to murder him.

Turscak informed the agents that he planned to attack Chauvin, 47, on Black Friday, the day following Thanksgiving, as a symbolic nod to the Black Lives Matter movement and the "Black Hand" emblem affiliated with the Mexican Mafia gang, prosecutors said, according to the outlet.

In 2001, Turscak, who was a member of the Mexican Mafia gang, was sentenced to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty to racketeering and conspiring to kill a rival in the prison-based gang. In 1997, he became an FBI informant and helped authorities with an investigation that resulted in the indictment of more than 40 Mexican Mafia members and associates, according to LA Times.

Chauvin was accused of murdering George Floyd in Minneapolis during an arrest on May 25, 2020. Floyd's death was immediately characterized as a murder in the court of public opinion, and it set off months of rioting across the United States. 

He was sentenced to 252 months in prison, with credit for time served. He pleaded guilty in federal court in December 2021 to "willfully depriving Mr. Floyd of his constitutional right to be free from the use of unreasonable force by a police officer, resulting in Mr. Floyd’s bodily injury and death.

In the plea documents, Chauvin agreed that the sentencing for this crime should be based on the sentence for second-degree murder because he "acted willfully and in callous and wanton disregard of the consequences to Mr. Floyd’s life," per the Department of Justice.

An autopsy revealed that Floyd, who had been accused of trying to pass a counterfeit bill by a cashier who called police to the scene, had an excessive amount of drugs in his system. In testimony that came out of another case, a staffer stated that there had been pressure to ensure Chauvin was convicted due to the fact that the case had gained national attention. That attention resulted in "defund the police" movements nationwide.

This is a breaking story and will be updated.
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