DALLAS (AP) — Attorneys for a white former Dallas police officer are appealing her murder conviction in the killing of a Black neighbor inside his home. Amber Guyger is serving a 10-year prison sentence for the September 2018 fatal shooting of Botham Jean. She testified at trial that she mistook his apartment for her own and mistook Jean for an intruder when she entered and shot him. Her attorneys want a new trial or to have her conviction replaced with one for criminally negligent homicide and for her to be sentenced again. Criminally negligent homicide carries a maximum punishment of two years in jail.
By JAKE BLEIBERG Associated Press DALLAS (AP) — A Dallas police officer broke her silence Friday about the night she killed a young accountant who lived in the apartment right above hers, telling jurors that […]