Chauvin prosecution rests after experts testify George Floyd's death was not from heart issues or drug problems.
Jurors have repeatedly heard George Floyd's last words and seen images of him dying on a Minneapolis street. But on Monday, they got a different picture of him: Family photos taken throughout his life, narrated by the memories of his younger brother, Philonise.
A baby nestled on his mother’s chest. A teen leaning over a textbook. A basketball player on the South Florida Community College basketball team. A father holding up his daughter.
Philonise Floyd, 39, took the witness stand Monday afternoon in the murder trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, telling jurors stories about growing up with his "big brother" as prosecutors showed the old photos.
The younger brother choked up seeing the image of George – nicknamed "Perry" after his father – and his mother. "I miss both of them," he said.
Philonise Floyd said he was married on May 24. His brother died May 25, 2020. And his mother died on May 30, 2018. "It’s like a bittersweet month because I’m supposed to be happy when that month comes," he said, pausing to take off his glasses and wipe his eyes with a tissue.
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