The jury in the Derek Chauvin murder trial listened to the prosecution deliver an impassioned closing argument for one hour and 45 minutes on Monday morning.
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And if there’s one point prosecutor Steve Schleicher wanted to drive home for the group of racially diverse jurors inside the Hennepin County Government Center courtroom in Minneapolis, Minnesota, it was this: Chauvin was “on top of [George Floyd] for 9 minutes and 29 seconds and he had to know” he was killing him. “He had to know.”
“Use your common sense. Believe your eyes. What you saw, you saw,” Schleicher pleaded, referring to the overwhelming amount of bystander footage of the May 2020…