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Judge grants motion to reinstate third-degree murder charge against officer on trial for George Floyd's death

FILE PHOTO: Demonstrators take part in a Justice for George Floyd protest in New York City, New York, U.S. March 8, 2021. REUTERS/David 'Dee' Delgado

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(Reuters) - A Minnesota judge granted a request by prosecutors to reinstate a charge of third-degree murder against Derek Chauvin on Thursday, the former Minneapolis police officer who is on trial already facing second-degree murder and manslaughter charges.

(Reporting by Gabriella Borter; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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