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George Floyd's 7-Year-Old Daughter Gianna Gives Emotional Testimony During Ex-Cop Derek Chauvin's Sentencing: 'Those Mean People Did Something To Him'

Jun. 25 2021, Published 3:09 p.m. ET

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George Floyd's daughter was among four people who gave testimony at ex-cop Derek Chauvin's sentencing.

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7-year-old Gianna Floyd addressed a Minneapolis courtroom virtually on Friday.

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Source: MSNBC
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Putting on a brave face, Floyd's little girl spoke openly about how much she misses her father, who was killed on May 25, 2020.

When asked what she misses most about her daddy, Gianna responded, "I ask about him all the time."

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She also said she repeatedly asks, "How did my dad get hurt?"

The mediator then asked Floyd's daughter, "do you wish he was still here with us?" to which Gianna answered, "Yeah, but he is," referring to his spirit.

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Gianna then listed off everything she would want to do with Floyd if she ever saw him again.

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"I want to play with him, have fun, go on a plane ride," she said. Gianna then recalled how she used to have dinners with her daddy "every single night before we went to bed."

The young girl also remembered how her father used to help her brush her teeth.

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When asked how she wants the world to remember Floyd, Gianna addressed his death, telling the court, "those mean people did something to him."

Ending her emotional testimony, Gianna said she wishes she could tell him, "I miss him and I love him."

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Derek Chauvin looked on stoic and stared without emotion as Floyd's daughter's video played for the courtroom.

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Gianna's uncle, Floyd's brother, Terrence Floyd, also addressed the court at Chauvin's sentencing.

He asked for the judge to hand down the maximum sentencing.

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"On behalf of me and my family, we seek the maximum penalty," he said as his voice shook. "We don't want to see no more slaps on the wrist. We've been through that already... no, no, no, no."

Last year, Chauvin kneeled on Floyd's neck for more than 9 minutes despite being told he couldn't breathe multiple times.

Today, Chauvin faces up to 40 years in prison for second-degree murder, up to 25 years for third-degree murder, and up to 10 years for manslaughter.

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