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Man Who Saw George Floyd's Death Becomes Tearful In Court

Man Who Saw George Floyd's Death Becomes Tearful In Court

The trial of Derek Chauvin got underway earlier this week

Claire Reid

Claire Reid

A witness at the trial of Derek Chauvin became tearful as he gave evidence about the death of George Floyd.

Onlooker Donald Williams, who called 911 after he saw Floyd taken away by paramedic was seen wiping his eyes as he gave his testimony, in which he said he called police because he believed he had 'witnessed a murder'.

In the call, which was played to the court, 33-year-old Williams could be heard telling officers at the scene: "Y'all is murderers, bro."


Recalling the incident, Williams said he saw Floyd's eyes 'rolling back in his head'.

He continued: "You could see that he [Floyd] was going through tremendous pain, and you can see it in his face.

"You can see it in his eyes, slowly rolling back in his head and him having his mouth open, wide open, slowly with drool and slobber and dryness on his mouth.

"And you can see that he's [Floyd] trying to gasp for air, trying to be able to breathe as he's down there, trying to move his face side to side, I'm assuming to gasp for more air."

The court also heard from Darnella Frazier, 18, who filmed the footage of Chauvin kneeling on Floyd's neck.

An emotional Frazier told the court she saw 'a man terrified, scared, begging for his life'.

She added: "It's been nights I stayed up apologising and apologising to George Floyd for not doing more and not physically interacting and not saving his life."

And then, seemingly referring to Chauvin, she continued: "But it's like, it's not what I should have done, it's what he should have done."

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Topics: US News