In Hopes of Leniency–Derek Chauvin's Mother, Carolyn Pawlenty, Paints Delusional Picture of Her Son

In Hopes of Leniency–Derek Chauvin’s Mother, Carolyn Pawlenty, Paints Delusional Picture of Her Son

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Video footage of Derek Chauvin’s mother portraying her son as a saint didn’t sit well with many people on social media. 

In an attempt to appeal to the magistrate, Carolyn Pawlenty read a statement during Chauvin’s pre-sentencing hearing. The incredulous assessment of her murderous son appalled social media users.

“Derek has played over and over in his head the events of that day,” Pawlenty said during the five-minute-long speech. “I’ve seen the toll it has taken on him. 

“I believe a lengthy sentence will not serve Derek well. When you sentence my son, you will also be sentencing me,” she continued. “I will not be able to see Derek; talk to him on the phone or give him our special hug.” 

Pawlenty never mentioned George Floyd during the pandering speech or the devastation his family endured over his death. 

She also described the man who knelt on Floyd’s neck for almost nine minutes as “thoughtful and honorable.”

Twitter users sounded off on the callous plea for leniency. 

Thankfully, the delusional mother’s plea didn’t work. Chauvin was sentenced to 22.5 years in prison for Floyd’s murder.