logo
Getty Images
Getty Images

George Floyd's Sister LaTonya Learns More Painful Details about His Death Amid Trial

Lois Oladejo
Apr 09, 2021
05:20 P.M.

LaTonya Floyd, George Floyd's sister, has described her brother's death as painful after discovering more details about the tragic incident. This comes amid the trial of Derek Chauvin, the cop accused of his murder.

Advertisement

For many, watching former cop Derek Chauvin's trial is a step closer to justice, but for George Floyds, sister, LaTonya Floyd, it has been anything but easy. Speaking to People magazine, she said:

"It's painful, I cry every day. I cry every hour of the day. I'm about to cry right now."

A protester with tattoos holds a sign that says, "Black Lives Matter" with three painted portraits of George Floyd at the Brooklyn Borough of New York on June 19, 2020 | Photo Getty Images

A protester with tattoos holds a sign that says, "Black Lives Matter" with three painted portraits of George Floyd at the Brooklyn Borough of New York on June 19, 2020 | Photo Getty Images

Advertisement

LaTonya admitted that the trial had opened her up to many details about Floyd's death, including the fact that his death took longer and was more painful than she had thought. She said:

"If you want to kill him that bad, why make him suffer? He suffered. He felt every ounce of pain."

In the ongoing trial, Chauvin has pleaded not guilty to charges of second-degree murder and manslaughter levied against him concerning Floyd's death on May 25, 2020.

Advertisement

From videos shared online by onlookers, Chauvin was captured kneeling on Floyd's neck, eventually leading to his death. The clips went viral, sparking global protests against police brutality and racial injustice.

Though medical examiners ruled that Floyd died by homicide, Chauvin's lawyer Eric Nelson insists that the 46-year-old's underlying health issues contributed to his death.

Advertisement

Chauvin's trial began last month with opening statements read on March 29. Though it is expected to go on for another two weeks or more, testimonies have started rolling in.

One notable testifier was an off-duty EMT who revealed that he tried to intervene and check Floyd's vitals, but Chauvin did not stand or budge.

Following Floyd's death, his family and loved ones have dealt with an immeasurable level of grief. Last month, LaTonya called him her best friend while admitting that she misses him every day.

Advertisement

Last year, Bridgett, another of Floyd's sisters, expressed her grief, accusing Chauvin and the other three police officers involved of killing her brother while saying that she hoped they are charged with murder.

Before his death, Floyd was a regular at Cup Foods, the store in Minneapolis where he was accused of spending a fake $20 bill. Consequently, an employee called the police, leading to his arrest by Chauvin.

Speaking in reaction to his tragic death last year, Mike Abdumayyaleh, the store owner, described the 46-year-old as a pleasant customer who never caused any trouble. It, however, remains unfortunate that his life was cut short abruptly.

Advertisement
info
Please fill in your e-mail so we can share with you our top stories!
By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy
Advertisement
Related posts

Caretaker Brings Her Own Granddaughter to Cheer Up an 86-Year-Old Lonely Widower

February 20, 2022

Years after Sister Kicked Him Out, Homeless Man Meets Cops and Learns He Is a Millionaire – Story of the Day

February 28, 2022

Drew Carey 'Never Got the Chance' to Talk to Ex-fiancée Who Texted Him 3 Days before She Passed

February 14, 2022

Biracial Lady Who Never Knew Her Father Takes DNA Test to Find the Other Side of Her Family

May 02, 2022

Patrick Swayze's Last Words Before He Slipped into a Coma

February 04, 2022

Alan Jackson's Daughter Mattie Finds New Love after Tragic Death of 28-Year-Old Husband & Calls Him 'Answer to Prayer'

May 04, 2022

6-Year-Old Brother Doesn't Want to Leave Dying Sister and Comforts Her for the Last Time

May 01, 2022

Bob Saget's Longtime Home Gets $770K Price Cut – Nobody Is Ready to Buy House He Lived in until His Tragic Death

October 16, 2022

Steven Curtis Chapman Defied Wife's Wishes by Adopting Daughter Who Was Killed by His Son's Car 5 Years Later

April 24, 2022

Woman Appears at Her Own Funeral and Terrifies Everyone — Story of the Day

September 26, 2022

George H W Bush’s Wife of 76 Years ‘Married the First Man’ She Ever Kissed — Inside Their Marriage

April 09, 2022

Patrick Swayze’s Wife Stayed by His Side & Held His Hand until His Death – She Still Feels His ‘Presence’

March 29, 2022

20 Years after Newborn Daughter’s Death, Man Hears, ‘Dad, I Finally Found You’ – Story of the Day

March 05, 2022

5-Year-Old Brother Carries His Little Sister's Coffin to Say Goodbye to Her Forever

April 17, 2022