George Floyd Officer Trial

FILE - In this image from video provided by Darnella Frazier, Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin kneels on the neck of George Floyd in Minneapolis on Monday, May 25, 2020. The former Minneapolis police officer charged with killing Floyd went on trial Monday, March 29, 2021, with prosecutors showing the jury video of Chauvin pressing his knee on the Black man's neck for several minutes as onlookers yelled at him repeatedly to get off and Floyd gasped that he couldn't breathe. (Darnella Frazier via AP)

MINNEAPOLIS — The convenience store cashier who was handed a counterfeit $20 bill by George Floyd — setting in motion the Black man's ill-fated encounter with police — testified Wednesday that he watched Floyd's arrest outside with "disbelief -- and guilt."

"If I would've just not tooken the bill, this could've been avoided," 19-year-old Christopher Martin lamented at Officer Derek Chauvin's murder trial, joining the burgeoning list of onlookers who expressed a sense of helplessness and lingering guilt over Floyd's slow death last May.

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