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‘Believe Your Eyes’: Derek Chauvin Jury Urged to Convict Ex-Cop for Killing George Floyd

Prosecutors told jurors to “believe your eyes” during closing arguments in the Derek Chauvin trial, pushing back on alternate explanations for George Floyd’s death, and emphasizing that the verdict came down to “common sense.” “Use your common sense,” state prosecutor Steve Schleicher told jurors in Hennepin County court Monday morning. “Believe your eyes. What you saw, you saw.”Over and over, the state emphasized the nine minutes and 29 seconds that Chauvin kneeled on Floyd’s neck despite pleas from onlookers, Floyd’s verbal cues that he couldn’t breathe and questions from his colleagues. Prosecutors argued that  the former officer continued the restraint without any concern for the person dying right beneath him.For nearly two hours, Schleicher went over more than two weeks of evidence and witness testimony presented by the state and explained why Chauvin is guilty of the charges against him, including second- and third-degree murder.

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