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  • A jury convicted Derek Chauvin in April of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in George Floyd’s death..
  • Chauvin is also facing a federal indictment for violating George Floyd’s civil rights that could add prison time.
  • The three former Minneapolis police officers accused of aiding and abetting in Floyd’s death will face trial in March.

MINNEAPOLIS – Family of George Floyd, including his 7-year-old daughter, gave statements Friday at the sentencing hearing of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, convicted in Floyd’s murder more than a year ago.

Floyd’s daughter Gianna, 7, testified remotely via cellphone camera video. Wearing a checkered shirt and purple headband, she told the court that she “asks how did my dad get hurt” and wishes she could play with him and have him help her brush her teeth, like he used to every night.

Gianna told the court that she knows her dad is still around her through his spirit. If she could say anything to him, she said would tell him that “I miss him and I love him.”

Floyd’s nephew, Brandon Williams, and brother, Terrence Floyd, also spoke.

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