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Former Dallas Officer Indicted for Murder in Shooting of Neighbor

November 30, 2018  | 

Former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger has been indicted for murder in the fatal off-duty shooting on a neighbor. (Photo: Kaufman County Jail)
Former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger has been indicted for murder in the fatal off-duty shooting on a neighbor. (Photo: Kaufman County Jail)

Former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger was indicted on a murder charge Friday for the off-duty killing of an unarmed 26-year-old in his apartment, according to county court records.

She was initially arrested on a manslaughter charge, three days after the Sept. 6 shooting death of Botham Jean, the Dallas News reports.

The charge carries a punishment of up to life in prison. A charge of manslaughter would have carried a penalty of up to 20 years.

Guyger, 30, had just finished her shift on the night of Sept. 6 when she entered Jean's home and shot him as he watched a late-night football game.

She told authorities she had mistaken Botham Jean's apartment for her own before she shot him.


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EODK9Trainer @ 12/1/2018 3:43 AM

There is no doubt she screwed up but Murder? I can see Manslaughter but Murder makes me think someone is caving to pressure from a particular group.

Trigger @ 12/4/2018 8:05 AM

EODK9Trainer exactly, they must be hoping that she pleads to something.

Jackjumpin @ 12/5/2018 2:20 AM

What do you call it when you shoot an unarmed person inside THEIR OWN HOME? What group? Would you think the same had he shot her in her apartment? Its all sorts of screwed up, but what was going on in her head? We don't know and its a black-eye on our profession. They do wrong its murder, we do wrong is manslaughter?.. Humm..

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