Juror in Derek Chauvin trial said it felt like ‘watching someone die every day’

Juror in Derek Chauvin trial said it felt like ‘watching someone die every day’


A member of the jury that convicted former Minneapolis cop Derek Chauvin of murdering George Floyd said the trial felt like “watching someone die every day” — and that Chauvin didn’t appear to show any remorse.

Brandon Mitchell, 32 — juror 52 in the case that attracted worldwide attention — told CNN the atmosphere in the courtroom “was just dark.” 

“It felt like every day was a funeral and watching someone die every day,” Mitchell told the network. “It was tense every day. I wasn’t nervous, but it was stressful. It was a lot of pressure.”

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Mitchell, a basketball coach, is the first juror who deliberated in the trial to speak publicly about his experience. 

Alternate juror Lisa Christensen shared her story last week. 

Brandon Mitchell says he didn’t see “any remorse” from Derek Chauvin (pictured) during the trial.Minnesota Department of Corrections VIA REUTERS

Mitchell recalled that Chauvin initially appeared confident, but that appeared to change as the testimonies

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