The murder trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is continuing with its third week of testimony. Chauvin is charged with second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter in the death of George Floyd.
Monday’s testimony began with cardiologist Jonathan Rich, who said he believed the police restraint caused Floyd’s death, leading to low oxygen and causing his heart to stop. Rich testified he did not believe underlying heart disease or drug use caused Floyd’s death, as the defense has suggested.
George Floyd’s brother Philonise Floyd also took the stand and gave emotional testimony, crying when he described his brother’s “one of a kind” relationship with their late mother.
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