October 3, 2019

LIVES MATTER:

Dallas ex-cop given 10 years for shooting death of Botham Jean, then Jean's brother forgave, embraced her (Peter Weber, 10/02/19, The Week)

A jury in Dallas sentenced former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger to 10 years in Texas state prison Wednesday for fatally shooting her downstairs neighbor Botham Jean in 2018, after walking into his apartment and thinking it was her own. Guyger is white and Jean was black. After the sentence was handed down, Jean's 18-year-old brother, Brandt Jean, told Guyger he forgave her, wished she didn't have to go to jail, and knew his late brother would want her to turn her life over the Christ.

"I love you as a person and I don't wish anything bad on you," Jean told Guyger, 31, then he asked the judge, "I don't know if this is possible, but can I give her a hug?" Judge Tammy Kemp, who is also black, said yes, then she also hugged Guyger as she was led from the courtroom and handed her a Bible.

Posted by at October 3, 2019 6:46 AM

  

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