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George Floyd’s girlfriend tearfully talks about their lives together — and the struggle for addiction
Hennepin County Court George Floyd’s girlfriend wept on a stand Thursday and told the jury about her three-year relationship with a 46-year-old “mom boy” who loved children, food and exercise. I was suffering from. Like many Americans, a “long addiction” to opioids. “Floyd liked to exercise every day, lifting weights. He did sit-ups, push-ups, and chin-ups at home. He would ride a bike … he would be a sport with his kids in the neighborhood. I liked to do it, “said 45-year-old Courtney Ross at the Hennepin County Courthouse. “He was the type of person who rushed into the store.” Ross is one of several witnesses who have ever testified to former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. Manslaughter after holding a knee around Floyd’s neck for more than 9 minutes when arrested for a counterfeit bill. Cup Foods Store Clerk, who challenged Floyd’s $ 20 bill, describes “distrust and guilt.” .Alexander Kueng — While committing a ferrony, he promoted and assisted two murders, promoted manslaughter, and pleaded not guilty to aiding. Chauvin’s lawyer, Eric Nelson, claimed that Floyd’s death was the result. On health issues and drugs, and his clients were simply “he was trained to do throughout his 19-year career.” Through Ross’s testimony, the prosecutor tackled the story head-on, portraying Floyd’s sympathetic portrait and his long-term battle with opioid addiction. The father of her son at the Harborlight Salvation Army shelter where Floyd worked as a security guard. After doing a “hussin” in a corner of the lobby, she said Floyd “came to her” and asked, “Sith, are you okay?” And if he could pray with her. Raspy. And he is like “Sith, are you okay, Sith?” And I wasn’t okay. I said, “No, I’m just waiting for my son’s father. I’m sorry.’ He said,” Well, can I pray with you? “I’m very tired. I did. My sons and I have experienced so many things. And this kind person asks if I can approach me and pray with you when I feel lonely in this lobby. It was very sweet, “Ross said. They talked for a while and shared the “first kiss in the lobby”. Together, they explored the Twin Cities, often went to the sculpture gardens and went out for dinner, Ross testified. At that time, Floyd worked as a security guard at the Konga Latin Bistro until the pandemic forced the closure. “Floyd wasn’t used to the city, so everything was new to him and it felt like he wasn’t used to his city,” Ross said. They added that they were always “adventure” together. She added that Floyd would often talk about his children he “loved”. But after his mother died in 2018, Ross said Floyd “became like his own shell, like he was a kind of broken.” It has the same bounce that he had. He was devastated. He loved his mom very much. He was always talking about her. I knew how he felt. Ross describes him as a “mom boy,” and it’s very difficult to lose a parent. ” EMT Bystander: I was desperate to help Floyd, but police didn’t allow me The tragedy began with prescription drugs to deal with chronic pain, Floyd’s continuation with opioid addiction Struggle. Ross tried many times to get rid of the addiction through a three-year relationship, but it became a “lifelong struggle.” “Floyd and I, our story is a classic story of a number of opioid addicts. We both suffered from chronic pain,” she said. “My neck was on my neck and he was on my back. We both have prescriptions. Ross bought on the streets, sometimes when they stopped taking powerful pills. He added that there was a time when tablets were used. One of those recurrences occurred in March 2020, when Floyd tested positive for COVID-19 and had to be quarantined with some of his roommates. Didn’t. One night after she picked him up for work, he complained that he was sick, and she knew something was wrong. His stomach really was It hurts. He doubled in pain, “Ross said. She took him directly to the ER, but she had to leave to go to work and still didn’t know the cause of the overdose, she testified. She last talked to Floyd on May 24th, when the couple talked on the phone. He told her she was spending the night with some friends. “I witnessed the murder.”: An MMA fighter who saw Floyd die “calls the police to the police.” One of those friends, Mollies Lester Hall, notified Wednesday night: He will exercise the fifth amendment, which means he is unlikely to testify during the trial. On May 25, Floyd was arrested at Cup Foods on suspicion of using a fake $ 20 invoice. Hall, who admitted that Ross occasionally provided the pair with drugs, was in the passenger seat of Floyd’s car during his arrest. Ross also admitted on Wednesday that he heard a May conversation believing that a 46-year-old had bought medicine from the hall.19-year-old convenience store cashier Christopher Martin said on Wednesday. Billfloyd, who once bought cigarettes, told his manager to avoid the docked salary, testifying that he had almost accepted $ 20. “If I hadn’t submitted the bill, this could have been avoided,” Martin told the court. Several bystanders testified on Monday and Tuesday, repeatedly asking Chauvin to take his knees and check Floyd’s pulse during his arrest. Some of the groups tried to explain that the off-duty Minneapolis firefighters and EMT, who were ignored when she repeatedly provided assistance, and Chauvin’s strangler figs were blocking Floyd’s circulation. Was included. When the rescue workers finally arrived at the scene, Chauvin had to be instructed to get off Floyd. Prosecutors say he had no pulse when Floyd was put on the ambulance. .. About a minute later, he said the situation was “upgraded,” and they rushed to the scene and found “multiple police officers on the side of the road where our patient was lying on the ground next to the police car.” .. Brabinder added that Floyd “did not breathe or move,” and urged partner Derek Smith to check his pulse and conclude that he was in cardiac arrest, or that his heart had stopped. Smith told court Thursday that Floyd’s students were “big” and, based on his overall condition, he thought the man was “dead.” He added that they drove a few because they were surrounded by “upset” bystanders, which could be a “burden” for emergency medical personnel who needed “mental and concentration.” According to Brabinder, he was away from the scene before attempting to resuscitate. However, by the time the process began, cardiac monitoring showed that Floyd had “flattened” and the heart was not pumping blood. Smith told the jury that he had taken a number of steps, including shocking him to save Floyd, but he remained “dead without quotes.”[H]e is a human being and I was trying to give him a second chance in life, “Smith said. He then accused Minneapolis police officers of not initiating chest compressions on the scene. Jeremy Norton, captain of the Minneapolis Fire Department, testified Thursday that he joined emergency care in an attempt to stabilize Floyd when he was taken to a local hospital. Norton later reported Floyd’s death internally because Floyd “knew that a man had been killed while in police detention.” Former shift supervisor of retired sergeant Minneapolis police, David Preoger, who received a call about the arrest from a related 911 dispatcher, said Chauvin did not initially say he knelt on Floyd. I tried to get Mr. Floyd … in the car. He became combative, “said Proger. “I think he said he had injured his bloody lips, either in his nose or mouth. And after all, after struggling with him, he received first aid, an ambulance was called, and they left the scene. Chauvin said he had put pressure on the man’s neck until Floyd arrived at the hospital connected to the medical device, but not for how long. A medical inspector in Hennepin County concluded Floyd. He died of cardiac arrest due to restraint and neck compression, noting that Floyd had heart disease and fentanyl in his system. An independent report commissioned by Floyd’s family, not shown in the trial, concluded that he died from strangulation by pressure on his back and neck. Both reports determined that Floyd’s death was a murder. Find out more at The Daily Beast. Do you have any hints? Send it to The Daily Beast here. Put your top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now! DailyBeast Membership: Beast Inside digs deeper into the stories that matter to you. learn more.