The two cases differ down to the descriptions of each victim killed, said defense attorney Paul Applebaum.
Prosecutors “had the benefit, in Noor’s case, of somebody who had been angelized: She was a yoga teacher, she was an attractive middle-aged white woman, so that story wrote itself,” said Applebaum, pointing out that the defense intends to focus its counterattack on Floyd’s past drug use and brushes with the law. “It’s a tougher sell when you try to humanize someone like Floyd who had his issues, who had a background, and those are all things that people shouldn’t take into account, but they do.”
Chauvin case draws inevitable comparisons to another high-profile police murder trial
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