Chauvin trial: Alternate juror discusses the trial moment that ‘really got me’

This booking photo provided by the Minnesota Department of Corrections shows Derek Chauvin on Wednesday, April 21, 2021.

Lisa Christensen was juror No.96 during the 13-day trial. She was on hand to step in if another juror fell ill and did not take part in the eventual verdict.

Following the conclusion of the trial, Ms Christensen told CBS that watching the nine and a half minute video, shot by a young by-stander, made her cry.

“It was emotional. I think my eyes teared up a couple of times, so especially seeing it from different angles and things. I just don’t understand how it got from a counterfeit 20 dollar bill to a death. It kind of shocks me,” Ms Christensen said.

Ms Christensen added that she “commended” the testimony of Darnella Frazier, the teenager who captured the moment on her phone.

“I really felt that she felt guilty for not doing more and she feels responsible in a way, and I feel really bad for her”, she said.

Article URL : https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/chauvin-trial-verdict-juror-floyd-b1835954.html

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