Who is Morries Lester Hall?
Morries Hall is widely known as the friend of George Floyd who was in the passenger seat of the same blue Mercedes SUV as Floyd during his arrest last year. He had initially spoken out about the incident, insisting that Floyd did not resist arrest.
He was also a key state witness in the murder trial of Derek Chauvin.
Mr. Morries Lester Hall, whose name was earlier spelled as Maurice, looked up to Floyd as a friend and mentor. He had known him for many years as a fellow Houston native, he told New York Times in an earlier interview from June 2020.
How old is Morries Hall?
Morries Hall is 42 years old as of the year.
Morries Hall George Floyd
Before Floyd’s death, Hall had spent most of Memorial Day together with him on May 25, 2020.
The duo went together to Cup Foods where Floyd reportedly purchased cigarettes with a fake $20 bill.
In a surprising turn of events, Hall has now pleaded Fifth Amendment and refused to testify in Chauvin’s ongoing trial. On Wednesday, March 31, 2021, Hall filed a motion with Hennepin County District Court where he gave notice that he would plead the Fifth if called upon to testify by either side.
His decision came at the end of the third day in Chauvin’s trial, during which the jurors saw previously-unseen footage of Chauvin trying to wrestle Floyd.
Hall added that the visual of his friend being crushed under the officer’s leg will be etched in his memory forever. “He was just crying out at that time for anyone to help because he was dying. I’m going to always remember seeing the fear in Floyd’s face because he’s such a king.”
“That’s what sticks with me, seeing a grown man cry, before seeing a grown man die,” he said.
Morries Hall Testimony
After Floyd’s death last year, Hall agreed to serve as a key witness to the case. He even said, “I’m a key witness to the cops murdering George Floyd, and they want to know my side. Whatever I’ve been through, it’s all over with now. It’s not about me.”
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He also previously said, “I walk with Floyd. I know that I’m going to be his voice.”