I have heard that prosecutors are trying to include a 3rd degree murder charge in additional to the 2nd degree murder charge.
It seems that in order for him to be found guilty of the current charges they need to prove intent beyond a reasonable doubt.
I think the intent is clear and obvious. There is no question that Chauvin wanted to do harm to Mr. Floyd. If he had some other intent, what was it? The defense needs to come up with a reasonable explanation for why Chauvin kneeled on Floyd's neck for 9 minutes. They have nothing. Therefore I don't see how they can get him off.
There is a live stream of the proceedings being broadcast through youtube.
I hope Chauvin goes to jail. What do you hope?