"I Miss My Brother": George Floyd's Younger Sibling Philonise Opens Up in Court

"I Miss My Brother": George Floyd's Younger Sibling Philonise Opens Up in Court

- George Floyd's younger brother, Philonise Floyd, recently said that he misses his brother who was killed by a former police officer

- Philonise made the statement while testifying in court, where the case against the cop who killed George continues

- Snaps of Philonise show him quite emotional as he wipes away tears that appeared while speaking on his brother

The State of Minnesota's prosecutor's case against the murder accused, former police officer Derek Chauvin, is nearing an end and during their last briefings, they had called on George Floyd's younger brother Philonise to testify.

During his testimony, a teary-eyed and visibly overcome Philonise can be heard saying that he misses his older brother Floyd who was killed by Chauvin who knelt on his neck, causing him to asphyxiate.

Philonise also described his brother as being a momma's boy and a leader for everyone in their household. He also added that Floyd was particularly competitive, especially when it came to video games.

Read also

Groom who disappeared on eve of his wedding resurfaces, says he was stressed

"I Miss My Brother": George Floyd's Younger Sibling Opens Up in Court
Phil Floyd says he misses his brother George Floyd. Image: Stephen Maturen
Source: UGC

BBC reports that Philonise also spoke about his deceased mother and how much George had been hurt by her passing. According to him, George had had a lot of trouble at the funeral and didn't want to leave the body of his mother. He finished his train of thought by saying that he misses both Floyd and his mom.

Next week, Chauvin's defence will be presenting their case on charges of second-and third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. He has always denied any wrongdoing, reports NBC News.

YEN.com.gh earlier reported that George Floyd, the black man whose death resulted in worldwide Black Lives Matter protests, could see a delay in his murder case trial. The four officers who were involved in the killing of George Floyd are likely to wait for a few more months as the case prosecutors believe that the case will be better for public health.

Read also

Daunte Wright: Another young black man killed by police in USA; sparks protests

In a report outlined by TMZ, the murder case prosecutors are reported to have filed legal documents seeking to continue the trial from June 7 and this is because of the recent go ahead of two Covid-19 vaccines approved in the US. A statement from the State of Minnesota reads:

‘’Moving the start of this trial to June 2021 would reduce the public health risks associated with conducting the trial during the Covid-19 pandemic."

Enjoy reading our stories? Join YEN.com.gh's Telegram channel!

Never miss important updates Download YEN's news app on Google Play now and stay up-to-date with major Ghana news.

Source: Yen

Online view pixel