Former Dallas Officer, Amber Guyger, who killed an unarmed black neighbor after stepping into his apartment mistaking it for her own, has been sentenced to 10 years in state prison. According to NBC News She faced between five and 99 years behind bars.
Guyger, who is white, fatally shot 26-year-old Botham Jean, who was watching television and eating a bowl of ice cream last year. Guyger fired two shots, with one striking him in the chest.
Allison Jean, Botham’s mother, testified that her son, the middle child, was “the glue” that united her three children. “He excelled at math, was a dedicated Christian and loved rugby and choir singing. Friends and family called him “Bo.”” He was killed a few days before his 27th birthday.
Guygers’ 10-year sentence started immediately after todays hearing.