Christopher Martin, the former Cup Foods cashier who interacted with George Floyd before his death, spoke to ABC after testifying in former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin’s trial.
Martin said in court that he feels like if he hadn’t taken a suspected counterfeit $20 bill from Floyd, the situation could have been avoided.
To GMA, he said, “not only am I, like, the contributing factor, I’m kind of like the big domino that fell and then now all the small dominos are just scattered.”
“There was so much pain and hurt that followed that was unneeded,” Martin said, with tears on his face.
Martin says the response after his testimony has been “extremely positive and extremely encouraging.”
He said he thought about Floyd’s children because he knows what it is like “to grow up in an African-American household without a father.”
“I just hope and pray that George’s daughters know that they can do it and it’s possible to do it, to make it and to be successful even if your father is no longer with you,” he said emotionally.
Martin also said, “The one thing I would say to Derek Chauvin is justice will be served.”