The Shorthorn is covering the murder trial for Amber Guyger, after she shot and killed 26-year-old Botham Jean. Guyger was a student at UTA, although she did not graduate.

On Sept. 6 after getting off of work, Guyger entered Jean's apartment, which she claims she believed was hers. Guyger said she thought a burglar was inside the apartment, so she drew her firearm and shot her gun two times, according to a previous Shorthorn article.

She was arrested Sept. 9, 2018 on a manslaughter charge, but a grand jury indicted her with a murder charge.

Guyger called 911 from her cell phone after the incident. One bullet struck Jean in the torso, and he was taken to Baylor Hospital where he died, according to a previous Shorthorn article.

Her trial began on Sept. 23 in the Dallas County 204th District Court.


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