Morries Hall, an alleged drug dealer who was with George Floyd during his arrest on May 25, is refusing to testify, invoking his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination.
Hall’s lawyer contends that her client’s testimony could lead to a third-degree murder charge in the death of Floyd, because of his alleged drug activity with 46-year-old just before the arrest.
Eric Nelson, defense attorney for former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin, says Hall gave drugs to Floyd before the incident, and could testify on specifics about, for example, what went on in the Cup Foods, the alleged counterfeit money, and Floyd’s apparent temporary inability to wake up after he ingested Percoset pills.
“This will include evidence that while they were in the car, Mr. Floyd consumed what were thought to be two Percoset [painkiller] pills,” Nelson said during his opening statement, ABC News reported. Floyd, Hall, and Floyd’s ex-girlfriend were sitting in a Mercedes Benz SUV before the events of the day further