Derek Chauvin was all the time going to have a tricky time defending his actions throughout his trial. The video of him kneeling on George Floyd was damning and was going to be virtually not possible to clarify away.
In the long run, the choice was made to not have the previous police officer reply questions on the stand. That doesn’t imply, nonetheless, that Chauvin didn’t attempt to plead his case in different methods. One alternate juror says that the ex-cop tried to intimidate her with fixed stares.
Lisa Christensen just lately spoke concerning the expertise with CBS This Morning’s Jamie Yuccas. She informed the host, “Each time I might lookup, he was proper in my imaginative and prescient, so we locked eyes fairly a couple of occasions, and I used to be fairly uncomfortable.”
The alternate juror continued by commending prosecution witness Dr. Martin Tobin, “He defined every thing. I understood it right down to the place he mentioned, ‘that is second that he misplaced his life,’ um, actually bought to me.”
Lisa Christensen didn’t have a task within the verdict, however she sat by each minute of the trial.
She says although she wasn’t a part of the deliberations — she got here to a call. pic.twitter.com/oREghd4OKm
— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) April 22, 2021
She additionally had harsh phrases for protection lawyer Eric J. Nelson, “I don’t assume that they had impression. I feel he overpromised to start with and didn’t reside as much as what he mentioned he was going to do.”
Whereas she didn’t forged a vote, Christensen says, “I felt he was responsible. I didn’t know if it was going to be responsible on all counts, I might have mentioned responsible.”
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