A jury has found former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger guilty of the murder of an African American, Jean Botham right in his apartment.
She noticed the door was partially open, and pulled out her service weapon and shot a figure inside in the dark.
It turned out she was at the apartment directly above hers — which belonged to Botham Jean, who was black — and she thought Jean was an intruder.
One of the bullets struck and killed Jean. Prosecutors said he had been relaxing in his apartment with a fresh bowl of ice cream shortly before the incident around 10 p.m.
“I ask God for forgiveness, and I hate myself every single day,” Guyger said before the jury last week, her voice shaking. “I wish he was the one with the gun who had killed me. I never wanted to take an innocent person’s life.”
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