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Mon Apr 12, 2021, 03:14 PM

George Floyd's brother sheds tears on the stand

Source: AP

By AMY FORLITI, STEVE KARNOWSKI and TAMMY WEBBER

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — George Floyd’s younger brother took the witness stand Monday and lovingly recalled how George used to make the best banana mayonnaise sandwiches, how George drilled him in catching a football, and the way George used to mark his height on the wall as a boy because he wanted to grow taller.

Philonise Floyd, 39, shed tears as he was shown a picture of his late mother and a young George.

“That’s my oldest brother George. I miss both of them,” he testified at the murder trial of former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin, accused of killing George Floyd by putting his knee on the 46-year-old Black man’s neck during an arrest last May.

Philonise Floyd took the stand as part of an effort by prosecutors to humanize his brother in front of the jury and make him more than a crime statistic. Minnesota is a rarity in allowing “spark of life” testimony during the trial stage.



In this image from video, Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill discusses motions before the court Monday, April 12, 2021, in the trial of former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin at the Hennepin County Courthouse in Minneapolis. Chauvin is charged in the May 25, 2020 death of George Floyd. (Court TV via AP, Pool)


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Mon Apr 12, 2021, 07:52 PM

1. I'm watchinig it now

Very sad. His emotions were real. I'm not sure my blood pressure will allow me to watch the defense's case. George Floyd will essentially be put on trial.

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Mon Apr 12, 2021, 09:37 PM

2. I cannot imagine his family's grief. Good God America. Evolve Dammit. nt

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