Noor was handcuffed and taken into custody immediately after the verdicts were read just after 5pm Minneapolis time (8am AEST) despite his attorney’s request that he be free on bond pending sentencing on June 7. He showed no visible emotion, but his wife was crying.
In Minnesota, second-degree manslaughter is defined as causing death «by the person’s culpable negligence whereby the person creates an unreasonable risk, and consciously takes chances of causing death or great bodily harm to another».
The maximum sentence for second-degree manslaughter is 10 years in jail.
Six of the jurors, including the two women, are people of colour.
Ms Damond, 40, formerly of Sydney, was shot dead by Noor when she approached his police vehicle in an alley behind her Minneapolis home.
Ms Damond had called 911 late on the evening of July 15, 2017 after hearing a woman’s screams and feared a sexual assault was taking place.
Noor and his partner, Matthew Harrity, testified Ms Damond startled them.
Noor feared they were targeted by an ambush.
Ms Damond was dressed in a pink T-shirt with koalas on it, pyjama pants, no shoes and was carrying a glittery gold iPhone.