Arbuey Wright gave an impassioned testimony when he sat on the witness stand to speak about the April traffic stop that took the life of his son Daunte Wright.

The Minneapolis jury has listened to emotional accounts of Daunte's character from his mother, Katie Bryant, and girlfriend, Alayna Albrecht-Payton. In Arbuey's "spark of life" testimony, the father addressed the incident that led Brooklyn Center police officer Kim Potter to "mistakenly" discharge her firearm, which resulted in the killing of the 20-year-old.

A "spark of life" testimony, when loved ones of an assumed crime victim present personal testimonies ahead of a verdict, the first of which originated during a 1985 state Supreme Court case in Minnesota, according to The New York Times. In other states, these types of testimonies are routinely held during sentencing after the defendant is convicted, ABC News reports.

A "spark of life" testimony was implemented in the murder trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in April when George Floyd's brother, Philonise Floyd, provided intimate background information on George's life, according to ABC News. 

While on the stand, near the end of day six of the Potter trial, Arbuey choked up.

"We had a close relationship," he said as he looked at a family photo state attorney Erin Eldridge placed on the screen, according to ABC News.

"You see how, you know, I was holding him? This was right before he passed away," Arbuey said as he broke down. 

During their opening statements, the prosecution displayed a picture of Daunte holding his infant son, Daunte Jr., on-screen. 

"To see him as a father, it was like, I was so happy for him, because he was so happy. He was so happy about Junior. It was my chance to be a grandfather. He loved his son," Arbuey said. 

"I loved Daunte. He was loved. I miss him a lot, every day," he continued. 

On the stand, Daunte's father recounted that his family is very close and engages in cookouts and movie-viewing gatherings.

"We did a lot of things as a family, as a group, because we're like, all we have," he said.

Potter, who has been with the Brooklyn police department for 26 years, faces charges of first- and second-degree manslaughter in Daunte's death during a routine traffic stop in April. She pleaded not guilty to both charges. 

Prosecutors argued that Potter was reckless and knowingly risked harm to Daunte and to her colleagues. Potter's defense attorneys said that she confused her firearm for her Taser; they further argued that, regardless, Potter should be excused in using deadly force in that instant because she was seeking to avert potential injury of her fellow officer, USA Today reports