An ex-cop who murdered her neighbor his own apartment has been found guilty by a Dallas jury. Amber Guyger was convicted of murdering her neighbor, Botham Jean, after confusing his apartment with her own. Guyger, a white woman, testified yesterday that she had finished a long shift when she mistakenly entered Jean's apartment under the impression that it was her own. Guyger lived a floor above Jean. She said that she believed he was an intruder in her apartment who posed a threat to her life.
Guyger attempted to argue the "castle doctrine" which one might compare to the "stand your ground" law. The thing is, she intruded someone else's home so that the argument is obsolete.
“I was scared this person inside my apartment was going to kill me,” she said under oath on the stand. “I ask God for forgiveness and I hate myself every single day. I feel like a piece of crap.”
Now, she's facing 99-years in prison for the murder of Jean. The attorney for Jean's family, Lee Merritt, said, the jury's ruling is “a huge victory not only for the family of Botham Jean, but as his mother, Allison, told us a moment ago, this is a victory for black people in America”.
Adding, "It is a signal that the tide is going to change here, [that] police officers are going to be held accountable for their actions.”
Officer Amber Guyger Who Shot Botham Shem Jean Was Distracted Due To Sexting BF: Report
She claimed she accidentally shot Jean because she was exhausted, but her texts may show otherwise.
On the evening of September 6, 2018, off-duty Dallas police officer Amber Guyger had just finished a 13-hour shift and drove home. She entered her apartment building, walked to her front door, and couldn’t get in. Her key wasn’t working, but the door was unlocked due to a malfunction in the electronic key system. Upon hearing the commotion, 26-year-old Botham Shem Jean got up to see what was going on. Guyger, seeing Jean as a threat, accused him of breaking into her home. Within moments, Guyger shot Jean dead. The problem? It wasn’t Guyger’s apartment. The officer shot an unarmed, innocent man inside of his own home.
Almost immediately, Guyger realized her mistake and, unsurprisingly, the news of the incident circulated in the media like wildfire. It took weeks before Guyger was officially arrested on charges of manslaughter, but a grand jury changed that to murder. Guyger’s trial kicked off on Monday, and during the prosecutor’s opening statements, they took a jab at Guyger’s defense.
According to the former officer, she was exhausted after working such a long shift and was disoriented, resulting in her walking into the wrong apartment. However, her text messages claim otherwise, and just minutes before she made it to Jean’s door, she was sexting with her Dallas Police Department partner, Martin Rivera.
The texts suggest that Guyger and Rivera made plans to get together after she told him she was “horny today” and asked him “Do you wanna touch?” However, her defense attorneys insist she was operating on “autopilot” and when she saw a dark figure in the apartment, she truly believed Jean was a threat. Guyger is claiming self-defense but if convicted, she faces life in prison.
R. Kelly's STD Criminal Case Closed In Dallas: Report
No fees have been filed towards R. Kelly.
R. Kelly is at the moment being investigated in Fulton County, GA over sexual abuse allegations whereas police in Chicago are asking victims and witnesses to return ahead with tales. The authorized troubles for Kellz’ are solely starting to compile proper now, the singer has one much less authorized matter on his plate. According to TMZ, Dallas police have closed their investigation into allegations that R. Kelly gave a girl an STD. Dallas PD started investigating accusations that R. Kelly gave a girl an STD after holding her as a intercourse slave in 2017. Police determined to not file any fees towards R. Kelly, however they’ve but to disclose why they got here to that conclusion.
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The lady filed a police report in 2018 accusing R. Kelly of restraining her, feeding her medicine and alcohol and finally, giving her an STD. She stated that she met Kellz in Dallas in 2017. Despite the police closing their investigation on the case, the girl’s lawyer, Lee Merritt, stated that her consumer plans on submitting a civil swimsuit towards R. Kelly.
R. Kelly has been in headlines for the previous week after Lifetime aired Surviving R. Kelly — a docu-series exploring the quite a few allegations of R. Kelly’s sexual abuse in the direction of ladies over the previous 20 years together with the latest accusations that he is held ladies captive for his alleged intercourse cult.