Tuesday marks the second day of Derek Chauvin’s murder trial, after a dramatic first day of opening statements from the prosecution and the former Minneapolis police officer’s defense attorneys.
Chauvin is facing third-degree murder, second-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter in connection with the death of George Floyd, the unarmed man who died in May 2020 after Floyd knelt on his neck for several minutes.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, on Monday the courtroom played the video of Floyd’s arrest, in which Floyd can be heard saying, “I can’t breathe.” Not all members of the jury had seen the video in full before Monday.
On Tuesday, a witness who saw Floyd’s death will continue testimony that began on Monday. As USA Today reports, mixed-martial artist Donald Williams will take the stand again after his testimony was cut short due to a technical issue with a live court video.
Two additional witnesses testified on Monday.
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[Featured image: Derek Chauvin/Hennepin County jail; George Floyd; Facebook]