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The Amber Guyger Verdict
Oct 2, 2019 at 01:57 AM
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The Quick Facts

  • On Tuesday, former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger was found guilty of the murder of Botham Jean.
  • In September 2018, Guyger, who is white, shot and killed Jean, her black unarmed neighbor, while Jean was watching television in his apartment directly above Guyger’s. 
  • Guyger said she had mistakenly entered Jean’s apartment believing it to be her own. Thinking Jean was an intruder, she drew her weapon and shot him. 
  • The jury will deliver sentencing after hearing additional testimony, which began Tuesday afternoon. Under Texas law, Guyger’s sentence could range from five years to life in prison.

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Was justice served in the Amber Guyger case? What is the larger societal impact of this guilty verdict?

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New York Daily News

Why the Amber Guyger verdict matters, and not just to Botham Jean’s family

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Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Former Dallas cop Amber Guyger’s guilty verdict is big message

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The Dallas Morning News

In finding ex-Dallas Police officer Guyger guilty of murder, jury offers justice and fosters trust 

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The Washington Examiner

Amber Guyger might be guilty of manslaughter, but not first-degree murder

James A. Gagliano
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Guyger Deserves Verdict
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