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Derek Chauvin Stabbed 22 Times By Federal Informant In Arizona Prison

Derek Chauvin was stabbed 22 times by a federal informant on November 24th at a federal penitentiary in Tuscon, Arizona. The inmate who attacked Chauvin is 52-year-old John Turscak, who is listed as a white male. Turscak worked as an informant for the FBI in the late 1990s. He provided the Government with intel on his former (or current) gang, the Mexican Mafia. It is not clear if Turscak identifies as Mexican, although his mother’s maiden name is allegedly Martinez. He was sentenced to 30 years in prison back in 2001 for crimes he committed while working as an informant, including murder.

John Turscak says he assaulted Chauvin on Black Friday for solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and also the “black hand” which is a symbol of “La Eme” that represents The Mexican Mafia. Turscak had been planning the attack for a month due to Chauvin’s popularity from the George Floyd incident in Minneapolis. He said that his intention was not necessarily to take Chauvin’s life but that he would have if officers did not intervene. Derek Chauvin is serving 22 years in prison after being convicted of murdering George Floyd in 2020.

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Inmate who stabbed Derek Chauvin charged with attempted murder | AP News

Inmate who stabbed Derek Chauvin charged with attempted murder, prosecutors say : NPR

Derek Chauvin was stabbed 22 times in federal prison attack, according to new charges – CBS Minnesota

Derek Chauvin: George Floyd’s killer was stabbed 22 times with ‘improvised knife’ by former mafia member | US News | Sky News

Inmate charged with attempted murder after stabbing Derek Chauvin 22 times | CNN

Inmate Stabbed Derek Chauvin 22 Times, U.S. Says – The New York Times

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