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Witnesses take the stand
Through tears, Darnella Frazier, who recorded the infamous video showing the death of Floyd, offered emotional testimony Tuesday in the murder trial of Chauvin. “It seemed like he knew. It seemed like he knew it was over for him,” she said. Frazier was one of four witnesses for the prosecution who took the stand Tuesday.
- Frazier’s cousin, a 9-year-old girl who wore a shirt with the word “love” on it the day Floyd died, said she felt “sad and kind of mad” about what she saw that day.
- High school student Alyssa Nicole Funari, 18, recorded three videos of the incident with her friend’s phone that day. “I was upset because there was nothing we could do except watch them take a life in front of our eyes,” Funari said.
- Donald Williams, a mixed martial arts fighter, told the court he asked officers to stop the “blood choke,” which is a form of chokehold that renders someone unconscious.
- Frazier, who was 17 at the time, said the incident changed her…