Amber Guyger, white, Dallas, an ex-cop, says she was ‘scared to death’ when she shot and killed a black neighbour and Botham Jean

Fired Dallas police Officer in the Amber Guyger let’s 204th district Court, when the court recessed for the day at the Frank Crowley Courts Building in Dallas, texas, on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News, via AP, Pool)

Amber Guyger, the white former Dallas police officer is on trial for the fatal shooting death of her unarmed black neighbor, testified that on Friday, she was getting tired and was ready to go home,” the night she came over and Botham Jean’s apartment, because the unit is up to her, and opened fire.

Guyger, 31, sobbed in the witness box as attorney Toby Shook questioned her about the moments that led up to the murder.

Guyger was still wearing her police uniform, but off duty, when she entered Jean’s apartment on Sept. 6, 2018, 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.”


Guyger, then recreated them as they near 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! Let me see your hands!”, “she said.

She told me that she had seen the figure moving, and that he was about to shout, “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.

“I was so scared that he was going to kill me.”

— Amber Guyger, a former Dallas police officer is on trial for the killing of an unarmed black neighbor

Friday’s testimony was the first time the public has heard directly from Guyger some of the events that led to Jean’s death. The story that attracted intense national scrutiny, not only of the strange circumstances surrounding the case, but it is also one of the first in a series of shootings of unarmed black men by white police officers.

Experts have said that the trial outcome would depend on whether the jury believes Guyger’s mistake was reasonable.

During the opening statements on Monday, prosecutors said, Guyger has been derived by a sexually-explicit conversation that she had with her partner on the police force. The prosecutor said Guyer missed 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.

In This Feb. 27, 2014, the portrait was provided by Harding University in Searcy, Ark., let Botham, did you? The authorities said Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, a Dallas police officer, returns home from work, shot by Jean, a neighbor, and when she told me that she mistook his apartment for her own. (Jeff Montgomery/Harding University via AP)
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Dallas, That Is. Stephen is also Clearly pointed out that Guyger and the apartment was a wooden shelf to display pictures, hang it on a wall, and a bookshelf in one corner and a small table with a vase of flowers on the wall. Jean’s lovely apartment. Jean was the art hanging on the wall behind the couch, and an ottoman in the living room, and a workstation is set up in the vicinity of the hotel.

The plaintiffs claimed that Guyger was so deep in her steamy texts, they are entered into the auto-pilot mode, you can shoot with Jean, who was sitting in his living room eating a bowl of ice cream.

In a frantic 911 call was played in court earlier in the week, Guyger was heard, saying, “I thought,” that’s my house almost 20 times.

Texas Ranger David Armstrong testified that, approximately one-quarter of the 300 people who live in the researchers, were interviewed to Guyger in the apartment complex said they have keys in the wrong door.


Guyger, with a four-year veteran of the Dallas Police Department, was initially charged with murder, three days after the shooting. Two months later, she was indicted by a grand jury on a murder charge. They have pleaded not guilty.

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.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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