Derek Chauvin is hoping lady luck is on his side. Radar has learned that one week after being convicted of George Floyd's murder, the 45-year-old was given fortune cookies at dinner time -- no, seriously!
Radar obtained the Minnesota Correctional Facility-Oak Park Heights' weekly food list and seven days after his guilty verdict, the ex-cop turned convicted murderer chowed down on an Asian-inspired meal that came with two tasty treats at the end.
According to the menu, Chauvin's week anniversary dinner consisted of beef yakisoba and cabbage salad. Don't worry, he got some carrots and two slices of bread too.
He wasn't forced to eat the carbs dry either. The disgraced former cop was given two individual cups of margarine to spread out on his starches.
To wash the meal down, Chauvin got an 8 once drink although the liquid wasn't identified. The most interesting part of the dinner came at the end when he was given not one, but two fortune cookies to crack open.
Radar told you first, Chauvin was immediately placed on "administrative segregation" when he entered the Minnesota Correctional Facility-Oak Park Heights facility on April 20. A spokesperson for the prison told us that Chauvin is in a single cell and "will not have contact with other incarcerated people."
Since he is isolated, Radar is told Chauvin won't get to participate in the facility's work program which gives its prisoners responsibilities like laundry, handing out food, library duties, etc. We've also learned that because the convicted murderer is in the ACU, his lack of work duties isn't the only thing he's limited to.
Chauvin can't mingle with other inmates so television in the common area is off the table. According to the ACU list obtained by Radar, he will have to brush up on his pen-pal skills because "writing paper" and a "pen" are basically the only forms of entertainment.
Chauvin was found guilty of second and third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter for George Floyd's death last week. On Wednesday, the first juror broke his silence and revealed only one jury member needed to be convinced of Chauvin's guilt.
George Floyd died on May 25, 2020, in Minneapolis, MN after reportedly presenting a counterfeit bill at a store. Four officers responded and Chauvin put his knee on Floyd's neck for over 9 minutes while George laid on the ground repeatedly saying, "I can't breathe," according to video evidence.
Chauvin faces up to 40 years in prison.