Former Dallas Officer Receives Sentencing for Killing Man in His Apartment

A former Dallas police officer received 10 years in prison for the shooting death of her unarmed neighbor.

Amber Guyger was convicted Tuesday by a jury in the 2018 death of 26-year-old Botham Jean. Guyger mistook Jean’s apartment for her own after she found his door ajar.

Jean, who was watching television and eating a bowl of ice cream, was shot twice in the chest by Guyger who assumed he was an intruder. Jean worked as an accountant from the Caribbean island of St. Lucia.

Guyger faced up to life in prison but prosecutors asked for a prison sentence of 28 years. Ultimately, Guyger was sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Guyer’s sentencing received mixed responses from the public who thought her sentencing was too lenient.



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