George Floyd’s youthful brother has damaged down in court docket as he recalled “the chief of our family” who made certain they bought to highschool and made “the perfect banana mayonnaise sandwiches”.
Father-of-two Philonise Floyd, 39, shed tears as he was proven an image of his late mom and a younger George.
“That is my oldest brother George. I miss each of them,” he mentioned.
Philonise Floyd took the stand as a part of an effort by prosecutors to humanise his brother to the court docket and make him greater than a criminal offense statistic.
The state of Minnesota permits “spark of life” testimony resembling this throughout a trial.
Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, is on trial accused of killing George Floyd by placing his knee on the 46-year-old black man’s neck throughout an arrest final Might.
His youthful brother described rising up in a poor space of Houston with George and their different siblings.
“He used to make the perfect banana mayonnaise sandwiches. And he used to make the perfect syrup sandwiches as a result of George could not prepare dinner, he could not boil water,” he mentioned.
He mentioned that as a toddler, George used to mark his top on the wall, as a result of he liked sports activities and wished to develop taller.
And he mentioned his brother was somebody he at all times went to for recommendation.
The trial continues.