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Sports Trial Derek Chauvin: The Defense wants to prove a death by overdose for George Floyd

10:30  08 april  2021
10:30  08 april  2021 Source:   rfi.fr

Trial of Derek Chauvin: the story of the rescuers intervened with George Floyd

 Trial of Derek Chauvin: the story of the rescuers intervened with George Floyd © provided by the point L E first paramedia arrived to rescue the African American George Floyd told, Thursday, April 1, 2021 before the court Minneapolis, have found it dead, with several policemen "? on him". "When I arrived, he was dead, and when I tabled it at the hospital, he was still at cardiac arrest," said Derek Smith on the fourth day of the trial for murder of the police officer Derek Chauvin.

L'agent spécial James Reyerson interrogé en qualité de témoin au procès de l'ex-policier Derek Chauvin pour le meurtre de Gorge Floyd, au tribunal du comté de Hennepin à Minneapolis, le 7 avril 2021. © AP the special agent James Reyerson questioned as a witness at the trial of the ex-police Derek Chauvin for the killing of throat Floyd, at Tribunal of Hennepin County in Minneapolis, April 7, 2021.

On the eighth day of the trial of Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, the defense tries to prove to the jurors that it is not the ex-police officer but The drug that killed African American. On Wednesday, April 7, Derek Chauvin's lawyer thinks he has marked points.

with our correspondent in San Francisco, Eric de Salve

How to interpret one of the last supplications of George Floyd as he is handcuffed against earth? Afro-American says to the policemen he took too much drug? Eric Nelson, the lawyer of Derek Chauvin, passes and returns a video excerpt almost inaudible and puts this question to the witness number 27.

Death of George Floyd: a key witness refuses to testify at trial

 Death of George Floyd: a key witness refuses to testify at trial © provided by the point Justice, United States, George Floyd, Derek Chauvin, M Orries Hall, who was in the car with George Floyd before the Police intervention, and who had already sold drugs in the past, asked not to testify at trial. This key witness, who is currently in prison for other facts, appeared on Tuesday, April 6, before Judge Peter Cahill, who presides over the trial of the Derek Chauvin police officer, and asked for the right not to respond to his convocation.

at the second listening, the Special Reyerson in charge of the investigation ends up answering that yes, He hears George Floyd say he took too much drug.

A little victory for the defense that does everything in this trial to convince the jury that George Floyd died of an overdose and not asphyxié by Derek Chauvin. But a short victory. Counter-questioned by the accusation a few minutes later, Witness Number 27 is delighted. No, finally, he actually hears George Floyd say exactly the opposite.

Decisive sequence for the

verdict "After seeing the complete extract, what does George Floyd say? "Request the Prosecution. "Yes, I think Mr. Floyd said," I do not drug me "", "replied the witness, 27. The Prosecution is chaining," So it's pretty different from what you understood by just seeing a brief excerpt? "Yes, sir," confirms the witness.

Far from being anecdotal, the sequence could actually determine the verdict. Because it is enough for the defense to convince a single juror so that Derek Chauvin be paid.

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George Floyd's brother express gratitude to Las Vegas Raiders for their support .
Philonise Floyd, the brother of George Floyd, expressed gratitude to the Raiders following backlash to the NFL team's "I can breathe" tweet."On behalf of our family, I would like to extend our deepest gratitude to the Las Vegas Raiders organization and its leadership for their support of our family and for our nation's ongoing pursuit of justice and equality for all," Floyd said in a statement shared by the law firm representing George Floyd's family.

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