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George Floyd’s girlfriend was Daunte Wright’s teacher, relative says

Wright’s aunt made the claim at a press conference Tuesday outside Derek Chauvin’s trial amid unrest in Minnesota

By Danielle Wallace | 14 April 2021

FOX NEWS — George Floyd’s girlfriend was Daunte Wright’s former teacher, according to Wright’s aunt, who spoke at a press conference Tuesday in Minneapolis with members from both families whose loved ones died following encounters with Minnesota law enforcement.

Ben Crump, a prominent civil rights attorney representing the families of Floyd and Wright in their separate cases, held a press conference outside the Hennepin County Courthouse on Tuesday amid the ongoing trial for Derek Chauvin.

“And the craziest thing to find out today is that my family has connections to this man, to this family. His girlfriend was a teacher for my nephew,” Daunte Wright’s aunt, Naisha Wright, said at the press conference. “My nephew was a lovable young man. … My nephew’s blood is on your hands.” …

Naisha Wright did not name Floyd’s ex-girlfriend. But Courteney Ross, 45, testified during the trial for Chauvin two weeks ago that she and Floyd continued an on-again, off-again relationship since meeting in 2017 at a Salvation Army shelter where he worked as a security guard. She told the court they both grew addicted to opioids after initially being prescribed them for pain. […]

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