Ex-Dallas cop sentenced to 10 years for killing unarmed black man in his own apartment
Wednesday, 2 October 2019 Former Dallaspolice officer Amber Guyger was sentenced by a Texas jury to 10 years in prison on Wednesday after finding her guilty of murder for walking into a neighbor's apartment thinking it was her own and shooting him as he ate ice cream.
The brother of a black man shot dead by her police officer neighbour has embraced the defendant before she was sentenced to 10 years for his murder. Amber Guyger said she mistook Botham Jean's apartment for her own and fatally shot him in his living room in September 2018.
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Protesters expressed their anger in the halls of a Texas court after former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger was sentenced to 10 years in prison for fatally shooting her neighbor 26-year-old Botham..