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Court to consider appeal for former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger

Dallas Officer Mistaken Apartment
Posted at 10:25 AM, Apr 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-27 10:25:14-04

An appeals court in Texas will consider arguments on whether to overturn the murder conviction of Amber Guyger. 

In 2018, the former Dallas police officer shot and killed 26-year-old Botham Jean as he sat in his home eating ice cream. She was convicted the next year and sentenced to a decade in prison. 

Guyger's attorneys say she had confused Jean's apartment for her own and they'll use that defense to argue the killing was reasonable. 

Prosecutors, however, contend that Guyger's purported error doesn't negate what happened because "murder is a result-oriented offense."

This story was originally published by Adam Elrashidi at Newsy.


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