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Ex-Dallas cop Amber Guyger sentenced to 10 years in prison for Botham Jean murder

Dallas killer cop Amber Guyger was sentenced to 10 years in prison for fatally shooting her black ne..

By Sunday Herald Team , in US Politics , at October 2, 2019

Dallas killer cop Amber Guyger was sentenced to 10 years in prison for fatally shooting her black neighbor when she mistakenly entered his apartment.

Guyger, 31, was sentenced by a jury Wednesday in Dallas County court for 26-year-old Botham Jeans murder on Sept. 6, 2018 after being found guilty Tuesday.

The defense argued that the ex-cop feared Jean was an intruder when she barged into his unlocked apartment instead of her own.

“We know by the verdict that it was an unreasonable mistake but it was still a mistake,” defense attorney Toby Shook said Wednesday in closing statements. “She didnt go there trying to kill him. It was the last thing on her mind.”

Prosecutors, however, claimed that her defense was “absurd.”

Guyger faced a minimum of five years to 99 years in prison for the murder charge. She eRead More – Source

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