'Justice has been served:' Teen who recorded George Floyd's murder reacts to guilty verdict for Derek Chauvin

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A mural painted by artist Kenny Altidor depicting George Floyd is unveiled on a sidewall of CTown Supermarket on July 13, 2020 in the Brooklyn borough New York City.
  • Darnella Frazier, who recorded George Floyd's murder, responded to Derek Chauvin's guilty verdict.
  • Frazier testified in Chauvin's trial last month, tearfully recounting Floyd's murder last May.
  • "I just cried so hard," Frazier said on Facebook Tuesday afternoon. "George Floyd we did it!!"
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Darnella Frazier, the teenager who recorded the viral video of ex-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin killing George Floyd by kneeling on his neck for nearly nine minutes, responded to a jury's Tuesday decision finding Chauvin guilty on all three counts for the murder of Floyd.

"I just cried so hard," Frazier, now 18, said on her Facebook page. This last hour my heart was beating so fast, I was anxious, anxiety [busting] through the roof."

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"But to know GUILTY ON ALL 3 CHARGES !!! THANK YOU GOD THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU," she wrote. "George Floyd we did it!! Justice has been served."

Frazier, who was 17 when she recorded the video of Floyd's muder in May 2020, testified last month in Chauvin's trial, tearfully taking the stand and telling the court she sometimes stays up at night apologizing to Floyd for not doing more to save his life, though she testified Chauvin was ultimately responsible for Floyd's death.

"It's not what I should have done. It's what he should have done," she said.

Following Floyd's death, Frazier said she received hate online for not doing more to get involved during Floyd's arrest. But in December, Frazier won the 2020 PEN/Benenson Courage Award from PEN America, a prestigious literary award, for her widely-seen cell phone footage that ignited protests around the world.

During her testimony last month, Frazier spoke about the impact witnessing Floyd's murder had on her.

"When I look at George Floyd, I look at my dad. I look at my brothers. I look at my cousins and uncles, because they are all black," she said. "I look at that, and I look at how that could have been one of them."

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