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Defense closing argument: Prosecution must prove case beyond reasonable doubt, Chauvin 'does not need to prove his innocence'


During his closing argument in the Derek Chauvin trial, defense attorney Eric Nelson focused on the legal principles "presumption of innocence" and "proof beyond a reasonable doubt." He explained that Chauvin does not need to prove that he is innocent, the jury must reach a verdict solely based on the case that was presented by the prosecution.