Amber Guyger's lawyer has asked to acquit her of murder or to substitute in a conviction for criminally negligent homicide, which carries a lesser sentence.
The families of Botham Jean and Atatiana Jefferson were drawn together by tragedies that have become all too familiar in the United States.
The former Dallas police officer was the latest in a string of officers convicted in cases that involved the murder of unarmed Black people.
Benjamin Crump said Black victims of police violence shouldn't need to have stellar reputations in order to receive justice.
Former police officer Amber Guyger has been found guilty in the murder of 26-year-old Botham Jean. She killed him in his own home, and claims she mistook the apartment for her own.
Amber Guyger says she shot the man when she mistakenly entered his apartment instead of her own and confused him for an intruder.
Amber Guyger is charged with murdering Botham Jean in 2018 when she entered the wrong apartment and allegedly mistook him for an intruder.
Amber Guyger is accused of killing the unarmed black man in his apartment. She claimed she mistook it for her own unit and thought he was an intruder.
Change cannot come fast enough – and it won’t come at all unless we take action.
Officer Amber Guyger was already charged with manslaughter in the shooting.