Amber Guyger turned herself in and posted bond after capturing and killing Botham Jean in his own residence. Dallas County DA Faith Johnson commented on the change the unique manslaughter fees. Guyger might now face jail time for homicide as a substitute.
“We offered the proof and we defined the regulation.” Johnson additionally mentioned her fice interviewed 300 witnesses. “At the second the capturing, it was an intentional occasion,” she continued.
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Botham Jean’s household was current when the brand new legal cost was introduced and spoke to reporters.
“I stay up for the subsequent step, which is a conviction homicide for Amber Guyger. And extra so, the right penalty to mirror on the ache she has triggered,” mentioned Jean’s mom. The sufferer’s father described him as a “candy boy” who “ didn’t deserve that.”
Guyger’s authorized workforce nonetheless affirm their consumer’s innocence: “What does she take into consideration the indictment? Amber devoted her grownup life to defending and defending folks so this complete occasion has taken a toll emotionally and bodily on her. She is aware of that she’s harmless. She is aware of that this was a tragic mistake so she’s holding up.”
The protection will begin submitting motions this coming Monday and should take as much as a 12 months to organize their case.