Amber Guyger has been sentenced to prison after being convicted of murdering Botham Jean. According to prosecutors Amber Guyger got off on the wrong floor and walked into an apartment she believed was her own and when she saw Bothan Jean she shot him twice in the chest. Also according to prosecutors Amber Guyger was sexting with her married partner and did not noticed the red doormat outside of Bothan Jean residence. The defence attorneys were hoping to get the former Dallas police officer off on self defence or even manslaughter however the jury saw enough to convict Amber of murder. After two days of sentencing hearing Amber Guyger was sentenced to ten years in prison
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Amber Guyger, the former Dallas police officer convicted of murder for fatally shooting her unarmed neighbor in his apartment, was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison.
Guyger, 31, learned her fate after a sentencing hearing that included emotional testimony from the family of victim Botham Jean and revelations that she shared racist and offensive texts and social media posts.
Prosecutors had asked jurors to sentence Guyger to at least 28 years — symbolic because Jean would have turned 28 last Sunday.
Guyger did not testify during her sentencing, but has the opportunity to appeal the conviction in the unique case that has gripped the city of Dallas and shattered the idea that law-abiding citizens can be safe in their own homes.
The jury was allowed to consider whether Jean’s death was the result of “sudden passion,” which meant Guyger acted in the heat of the moment. It carried a lesser sentence of two to 20 years behind bars.
The five-year police veteran lived one floor below Jean, a 26-year-old accountant, in their apartment complex. She testified that she was off-duty but in uniform when she mistakenly entered his unit Sept. 6, 2018, after a long shift at work, believed he was a burglar and shot him in the chest, saying she feared for her safety.
Amber Guyger 2020 Information
SID Number: 13546830
TDCJ Number: 02283505
Name: GUYGER,AMBER RENEE
Maximum Sentence Date: 2029-09-29
Current Facility: MOUNTAIN VIEW
Projected Release Date: 2029-09-29
Parole Eligibility Date: 2024-09-29
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