George Floyd’s girlfriend gives tearful testimony about addiction struggle

Courteney Ross tells of opioid use as prosecutors seek to head off Chauvin lawyers’ argument that Floyd was killed by drugs

George Floyd’s girlfriend has told the Derek Chauvin murder trial that the couple shared an addiction to opioid painkillers that they struggled to overcome in the weeks before his death.

Courteney Ross said that Floyd had been clean for a while after she took him to hospital when he overdosed, but that he started using again about two weeks before his arrest by Chauvin, a former Minneapolis police officer, last May.

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