In his closing statements in the Derek Chauvin trial, prosecutor Mr. Blackwell argued that the claims fromEric J. Nelson, Mr. Chauvin’s lawyer, bordered on ‘preposterous’ and urged jurors to use “common sense” to evaluate the evidence and find Mr. Chauvin guilty.


Mr. Blackwell


In his final comments to jurors, Mr. Blackwell brought up another argument of Mr. Nelson’s, that Mr. Floyd’s enlarged heart could be partially responsible for his death.

“You were told, for example, that Mr. Floyd died because his heart was too big,” Mr. Blackwell said. “You heard that testimony. And now having seen all the evidence, having heard all the evidence, you know the truth. And the truth of the matter is that the reason George Floyd is dead is because Mr. Chauvin’s heart was too small.”

Mic drop.