The murder trial against former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger—who is accused of shooting a man in his own apartment after mistaking it as her own—proceeded further with the beginning of jury selection late last week.
According to the Fort Worth Star Telegram, Friday marked the one-year anniversary of the fatal shooting of Botham Jean as he prepared to watch football inside his Dallas apartment.
Judge Tammy Kemp denied local media outlets access to the proceedings and instructed jurors who were dismissed to not speak with the press.
Guyger's attorneys are seeking a change of venue, claiming that she cannot get a fair trial in the Dallas area due to "media hysteria."
Jurors who are selected to serve will have to decide if Guyger's actions fall under the law as murder, manslaughter, another crime, or no crime at all.