(GoRealNewsNow.com) – Shocking details have just emerged in the recent federal prison stabbing of former police officer Derek Chauvin, showing the attack was indeed meant as retaliation over the death of George Floyd in May 2020 and as an act of support of the far-left movement “Black Lives Matter.”
The individual who assaulted former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in prison deliberately chose Black Friday for the attack, linking it symbolically to the Black Lives Matter movement, according to investigators, cited by The New York Post.
John Turscak, 52, a former member of the Mexican Mafia and ex-FBI informant, is accused of stabbing Chauvin 22 times in a Tucson federal prison.
Prosecutors revealed that Turscak claimed he would have killed Chauvin if not for the prompt response of corrections officers.
He now faces charges of attempted murder, assault with the intent to commit murder, assault with a dangerous weapon, and assault resulting in bodily injury.
Turscak, who is currently serving a 30-year sentence for crimes committed during his tenure as an FBI informant, had contemplated attacking Chauvin, convicted of killing George Floyd, for several months before the incident.
The attack, carried out with an “improvised knife,” was aimed at causing severe harm or committing murder, as stated in the criminal complaint.
According to FBI agents, Turscak chose Black Friday for its association with the Black Lives Matter movement and the ‘Black Hand’ symbol of the Mexican Mafia.
The assault occurred in the prison’s law library, with officers having to use pepper spray to subdue Turscak.
Chauvin, who is serving a 22-year sentence for Floyd’s death, required emergency medical treatment following the incident, including life-saving measures.
Despite waiving his Miranda Rights during an FBI interview, Turscak denied intending to kill Chauvin.
Following the attack, Turscak has been relocated to an adjacent federal facility.
His criminal history includes drug dealing, extortion, and authorizing assault while working as an informant against the Mexican Mafia.
He was eventually charged with racketeering and conspiring to kill a rival gang member, as per an LA Times report.
Turscak defended his actions at the time, claiming he informed the FBI of his methods and was told to “Do what you have to do.”
Chauvin’s current condition post-stabbing is uncertain,
“They say he’s stable, but he also could be stable but unconscious, we just don’t know. That’s all we were told,” his attorney Greg Erickson said.