Convicted! Amber Guyger Found Guilty Of Murdering Botham Jean

Convicted! Amber Guyger Found Guilty Of Murdering Botham Jean

Botham Jean was shot in his own house in September last year.

Amber Guyger shot Botham Jean on Sept. 6, 2018, at around 10 p.m. in the night. She fired two shots directly hitting Jean in the chest. The prosecutors believe that Jean was merely sitting on his sofa and eating when Amber entered the house. It wasn't Jean's fault, it was Amber who entered his house thinking it was her's. She lived on the third floor of the building while he lived on the fourth floor. 

Botham Jean, an accountant, was shot in his own house. Amber was returning from a shift of over 13 hours and was in her uniform, though off-duty. From the evidence gathered and the trajectory of the bullet, it was clear that Jean was in no way attacking Amber and she shot him because she thought he was in her house. The incident in Dallas raised huge concerns especially with the police's use of force and extreme racial bias.

Guyger was tearful on the stands in front of the jury and claimed: "I never wanted to take an innocent person's life. I'm so sorry." She said: "This is not about hate — it's about being scared." Amber had been out on a bail bond of $300,000 and she could face life in prison. 

The conviction sent a wave of relief to Jean's family who finally felt the warmth of justice. The sentencing hearing would begin soon to determine the exact duration for which she would be imprisoned.

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