A former Dallas cop is being sentenced to ten years in prison for murder. A jury decided on the sentence for Amber Guyger today following deliberations. They had convicted her of murder late Tuesday morning for the 2018 killing of Botham Jean inside his apartment. Guyger said she killed Jean because she mistook his apartment for her own and believed he was an intruder. She could have gotten life in prison.
Loud shouting erupted outside the courtroom after the sentence was read. Community activists yelled in anger saying Amber Guyger deserved more time behind bars for shooting Jean to death last fall. There were also complaints Guyger would not have been charged if people hadn't started protesting. The mother of one Arlington man who was shot to death by a police officer also says the sentence was not fair and called for change to the system.
Botham Jean's mother wants there to be police reform in North Texas. Allison Jean told reporters this afternoon she believes Dallas police need to be better trained and called for change. Jean called for the citizens of Dallas to get their city right. She added Amber Guyger will spend the next decade in prison reflecting on what she did. Guyger was given ten years in prison this afternoon for killing Botham Jean inside his apartment last fall.