Amber Guyger convicted of murder for killing of neighbor

Guyger, 31, fatally shot 26-year-old Botham Jean in his apartment last year and has said she mistook his apartment for her own


By Jennifer Emily, Lavendrick Smith And Dana Branham
The Dallas Morning News

DALLAS — A Dallas County jury convicted fired officer Amber Guyger of murder for fatally shooting Botham Jean in his apartment last year.

Cheers broke out in the hallway outside the courtroom after the verdict was announced.

Former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger listens to her attorney Toby Shook during her trial at the Frank Crowley Courts Building in Dallas, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News via AP, Pool)
Former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger listens to her attorney Toby Shook during her trial at the Frank Crowley Courts Building in Dallas, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News via AP, Pool)

Jurors will now resume deliberating to decide Guyger’s punishment.

Guyger, 31, fatally shot 26-year-old Botham Jean in his apartment last year and has said she mistook his apartment for her own and thought Jean was a burglar.

©2019 The Dallas Morning News

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