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.
Witnesses came to the stand to give statements on Guyger’s character before the jury went into deliberation.
After the former Dallas Police officer was sentenced to 10 years in prison for the murder of Botham Jean, demonstrators protested the sentence and honored Jean's life.
The jury heard closing arguments from the prosecution and defense on day seven of former Dallas Police Officer Amber Guyger’s trial.
Prosecution called their final witnesses and brought Leica scan data in day four of the former Dallas police officer’s trial in the murder of Botham Jean
In court, Chester Gwin, Dallas County Medical Examiner, testified that the bullet that killed 26-year-old Botham Jean likely entered his chest…
Day two of former Dallas Police officer Amber Guyger’s trial featured body camera footage and testimonies from three of Botham Jean’s neighbors.
Guyger fatally shot Jean on Sept. 6, 2018, and was arrested Sept. 9, 2018, on a manslaughter charge before getting indicted on a murder charge.
Former Dallas Police officer Amber Guyger was indicted on a murder charge Friday, according to Dallas County court records.
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