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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.

Food For Thought

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

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