Amber Guyger has been sentenced to 10 years in prison of the murder of Botham Jean.
She will only have to serve half of the sentence before she is eligible for parole and she will also be given credit for time served.
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Ex-Dallas cop Amber Guyger has been found GUILTY of murdering her neighbor, Botham Jean.
A jury deliberated for less than two days before handing down their verdict after hearing one week’s worth of testimony.
Amber now facing a maximum sentence of life in prison.
Via NBC News:
Guyger was off duty but in uniform when she shot twice at Jean on Sept. 6, 2018, just before 10 p.m., striking him in the chest. She had worked a 13-1/2-hour shift on the Dallas Police Department’s crime response team that day and parked on the fourth floor of the complex’s garage.
She lived on the third floor, and Jean, a 26-year-old accountant and native of the island nation of St. Lucia, lived directly above her. The two did not know one another.
Prosecutors said Jean was watching television and eating ice cream in his living room when Guyger burst inside, likely scaring him. The trajectory of the bullet showed that he was either getting up from his couch or cowering when Guyger fired her service weapon, they added.
Although Amber Guyger was found guilty, the battle isn’t over.
She still has to be sentenced for her crime and my spidey senses are telling me she may get away with a simple slap on the wrist or an insulting amount of jail time.
What are your thoughts?