Appeals Court Uphold Conviction of Former Cop Who Murdered Botham Jean

According to reports, a Texas appeals court upheld the conviction of Amber Guyger, the former Dallas police officer who fatally shot her neighbor Botham Jean, while he was in his home.

The decision was made this past Thursday, and a panel of three state judges ruled a Dallas County jury had sufficient evidence to convict Guyger of murder.

As of now, Guyger will continue to serve a 10-year-sentence and will not be eligible for parole until 2024. The woman’s appeal found her saying she mistook Jean’s home for her own and that the shooting that followed was reasonable. Guyger’s lawyer reportedly requested a criminally negligent homicide conviction, which would hold a lower prison term.

source: CBS News

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