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US Former Police Officer Gets Jail Sentence For Killing Neighbor

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Ex-cop, Amber Guyger
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A former Police Officer has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for shooting and killing her neighbor.

Amber Guyver, 31, shot and killed Botham Jean, 26, inside his own apartment in Dallas. She argued that she mistakenly thought she was in her own flat and that he was an intruder. She eventually admitted she shot “an innocent man”. Jean was sitting on his sofa when the ex-cop had burst in and fired at him.

Guyger in the courtroom
Guyger in the courtroom

A native of the Caribbean Island of St. Lucia, the late Botham Jean worked at financial services firm, Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC) as an accountant up until his death.

The deceased, Botham Jean
The deceased, Botham Jean

Jean’s brother, Brandt, said the shooter was someone he loved, adding that he didn’t want her to go to jail because he didn’t wish anything bad on her. He had hugged her and they had shared a long embrace.

Guyger sharing an embrace with the brother of the deceased
Guyger sharing an embrace with the brother of the deceased

Guyger, who had served in the police force for four years, hadn’t been allowed to testify during the sentencing hearing.

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