Derek Chauvin trial: 5 crucial moments | USA TODAY

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Five key moments leading up to the Derek Chauvin guilty verdict in George Floyd's death
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A handful of courtroom moments stood out over the course of 26 days of witness testimony and may have influenced the jury's decision to find former police officer Derek Chauvin guilty on all counts of murder in George Floyd's death.

Several witness became emotional on the stand recounting personal memories of Floyd and their attempts to intervene in his final moments. Medical experts captured jurors' attentions as they explained anatomy and complex bodily processes. Others sparred with attorneys or offered jurors unique perspectives that challenged prior testimony.

Out of 45 witnesses, dozens of videos and many hours of testimony, here are the highlights.

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