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Amber Guyger has been charged with the fatal shooting of her unarmed neighbor Botham Jean in his apartment, Casey stegall reports from Dallas.
Closing arguments began Monday in the murder trial of Amber, Guyger, a former Dallas police officer who fatally shot her neighbor, Botham He is in his own apartment, because it’s in front of her.
The shooting incident has attracted intense national scrutiny, not only of the strange circumstances surrounding it, but also because it is the first in a series of shootings of unarmed black men by white police officers. The shooting sparked large-scale demonstrations, protests, and calls for the Guyger is liable to be held responsible for Jean’s death.
Guyger, with a four-year veteran of the Dallas Police Department, was initially charged with murder for the Sept. 6, the 2018 event. Two months later, she was indicted by a grand jury on a murder charge. They have pleaded not guilty.
Throughout the process, Guyger’s defense team has framed the shooting as “a tragic but innocent mistake.
Legal analysts said the study, the outcome of which would depend on the question as to whether the jury was of the opinion Guyger’s account is that she made a mistake, and that mistake was reasonable.
THE PROSECUTION RESTS IN THE TRIAL OF AMBER’S GUYGER, A DALLAS COP WHO SHOT A NEIGHBOR
During his closing argument, prosecutor Jason Fine, with the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office struck Guyger to change her story on the witness stand. He said that the matter has to do with the [Guyger] to make an irrational decision that [the defense chair], and the two move to the ground.”
He added: “This case is about what is reasonable and what is absurd.”
Like being raised a witness’s credibility, and told the jurors that they have an obligation to the past, to look at Guyger’s time on the police force, and to the right of her, just the same as any other defendant. He picked apart her testimony.
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“She just sat there and said, you have two different stories,” Good said. “They could not even get her story straight.”
Fine, said Guyger first said that he was at the back door, and he came up to her, and she had no other choice but to shoot when he was about 13 yards away. However, on redirect, she changed her story to say that he is not in front of her, but because of the bank.
“She was caught in a lie, Well told.
“She was caught in a lie.”
— Jason Fine, the public prosecutor in the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office.
Last week, Guyger, openly wept as she took the stand in her own defense, after his lawyer, Toby Shook questioned her about the moments that led up to the shooting.
Guyger testified that she was still wearing her police uniform, but off duty, when they were in Jean’s apartment, and shot him two more times.
“I was scared to death,” Guyger said, adding that her heart rate just increased dramatically.”
Guyger who grew up in a suburb of Dallas, texas, said she “never wanted to be an innocent human being to life.”
She has also recovered what they at the door of the apartment, and that she believed it was her, with her backpack, lunch box and a police jacket in her left hand, and said that she had heard the sound of someone walking in. She said that when she was with the key in the lock, she saw that the door was slightly ajar. She saw the silhouette of a figure and drew her gun, and shouted, “show me your hands! Show me your hands!”
Amber Guyger on Nov. 30, 2018. (Mesquite Police department via AP)
Guyger she said, as she watched, the figure moved, and that he was about to yell, “Hey! “Hey! “Hey!” in a “harsh” voice. She raised her gun and fired.
“I was so scared that he was going to kill me,” she testified.
AMBER GUYGER, WHITE, DALLAS, AN EX-COP, SAYS SHE WAS ‘SCARED TO DEATH’ WHEN SHE SHOT AND KILLED A BLACK NEIGHBOUR AND BOTHAM JEAN
Throughout the trial, jurors heard from officers who were called to the scene that night who were trying to revive Him. They also listened to the testimony of the neighbors, and as a researcher, about how many times it was in front of the people wind up on the wrong floor of a South Side apartment complex, where Guyger, and Jean lived there. They also heard the 911 call, Guyger, after she was shot, Jean, where they can be heard repeatedly saying, “I didn’t mean to.”
The prosecutor said, Guyger has been derived by a sexually-explicit conversation that she had with her partner on the police force. She told me that she is missing out on a series of signs that they are on the wrong floor of her apartment, including a different coloured door and a lit of songs that are from three to four, on the floor below.
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If the jury finds her guilty of murder, Guyger could face life in prison. If they are found not guilty of murder, could still face lesser charges of manslaughter or criminally negligent homicide.