Former police officer Amber Guyger has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after being found guilty of murdering her neighbor Botham Jean.
The jury started deliberations on Wednesday afternoon as they weighed what prison sentence Amber should be given after they convicted her of murdering Botham Jean. In closing arguments, Amber’s defense attorneys urged the jury to show leniency soon after her mother tearfully testified that her daughter was sexually assaulted as a young child and described her as a sweet and genuine person.
So Amber killed a man in her adult years because she was assaulted? If she was a trauma victim, she should have never been a police officer in the first place.
Her attorneys argued that she deserved a lighter sentence because she believed she was in her own apartment and acted out of fear that the victim was an intruder when she shot him dead in September 2018. A prosecutor, however, told jurors that they shouldn’t sentence Amber to anything less than 28 years, which is how old Jean would have been today.
Source: Daily Mail