Texas Court Upholds Conviction, Verdict of Amber Guyger – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Texas’s highest criminal court upheld the murder and 10-year sentence of Amber Guyger, the former Dallas police officer who fatally shot Botham Jean in his apartment in 2018 after saying she mistook him for an intruder.

The Court of Criminal Appeals on Wednesday declined to hear Guyger’s request to review a lower court’s decision to uphold her 2019 conviction and sentence. Two judges — Judge Kevin Yeary and Judge Michelle Slaughter — filed dissenting views.

During her appeal, Guyger argued that her mistaken belief that she was in her own apartment nullified her guilt for murder.

Jean was sitting at home eating an ice cream in his apartment on Lamar Street on September 6, 2018, when Guyger, who lived on the floor above him, walked into his apartment and thought it was hers. Guyger, who was off duty but in uniform, said she thought Jean was an intruder and shot him.

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