Prosecutor Steven Schleicher makes closing arguments during the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, US April 19, 2021 in a still image from video. [Photo/Agencies]

MINNEAPOLIS – George Floyd “asked for help with his very last breath” and was not a threat to anyone, prosecutor Steve Schleicher said Monday in closing arguments at the murder trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin.

“George Floyd begged until he could speak no more,” Schleicher told the jury in a Minneapolis courtroom. “All that was required was a little compassion and none was shown on that day.”