Courteney Ross, the girlfriend of George Floyd whose death sparked a civil war like atmosphere in America, has revealed in court that George Floyd was with a drug dealer before his arrest. They both purchased opioids from a friend who was the drug dealer in the passenger seat of Floyd’s car on the day he died. She also revealed that Floyd was addicted to Oxycodone – a prescription opioid painkiller.
George Floyd’s girlfriend Courteney Ross revealed in court that they both purchased opioids from a friend who was in the passenger seat of Floyd’s car on the day he died and is now refusing to testify at Derek Chauvin’s murder trial, Daily Mail reported.
The friend, Morries Lester Hall, a key witness for the state, filed a shocking notice on Wednesday stating that he plans to invoke the Fifth Amendment against self-incrimination, meaning that he will not testify.
When Ross was cross-examined by Chauvin’s attorney Eric Nelson on Thursday, jurors heard that Hall sold controlled substances to both her and Floyd and that she ‘did not like Morries at all’.
Ross also revealed that Floyd had been hospitalized twice in March – on one occasion due to a drug overdose that saw him hospitalized for five days.
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Ross told the court how, in March 2020, just two months before Floyd’s death, he purchased pills that she did not recognize as the opioids to which both she and Floyd were addicted.
At one point, Ross was questioned about Floyd foaming at the mouth when he overdosed in March, drawing parallels to the way Floyd acted during the arrest when he foamed at the mouth, which occurred before former officer Chauvin placed his knee on Floyd’s neck.
Chauvin’s attorney Eric Nelson asked if Ross noticed ‘foam coming from his mouth…a dry white substance’ when she took Floyd to hospital in March.
She said ‘yes’ and that he had complained of his stomach hurting and was ‘doubled-over in pain’- similar to what happened shortly before his death.
Chauvin’s defense is apparently trying to draw conclusions based on the line of questioning that :
A. Floyd was possibly involved in a drug deal with Morries Lester Hall in the car when the cops approached the vehicle.
B. George Floyd swallowed the drugs, causing the overdose which resulted in his death.
He had to be hospitalized for drug overdose where he admitted to snorting oxycodone daily.
Ross’s testimony was very touching and emotional, she clearly loved the very troubled Floyd and they were both wounded individuals.
The married mother-of-two said she was touched when Floyd asked to pray with her because she was going through a hard time in her own life – and they kissed in the lobby that same day.
George Floyd was under the influence of fentanyl and methamphetamine at the time of arrest.
He went to jail for atleast 5 times and a look at George Floyd’s profile as per court documents reads like a career criminal involved in drug abuse, theft, criminal trespassing, aggravated robbery as well as entering a woman’s home and pointing a gun at her stomach while looking for drugs and money.
The facts of this important case continue to play out on the national stage, as the entire nation anxiously awaits the decision, which could result in violence and riots like America has not seen in decades.