to connectVideoFormer, a Dallas police officer is on trial for murder in the shooting of a man in his apartment
Amber Guyger, ” she said and took the 26-year-old Botham Family, Jean, because she thought he was a burglar; Casey stegall reports from Dallas.
The public prosecutor’s office, on the first day of the trial of a former Dallas policeman accused of the murder of a man they wrongly believed was in its own place, it was inferred by the posting of sexually explicit text messages to her police partner.
Attorneys for Amber Guyger, 31, claimed that she fired in self-defense on the basis of the mistaken belief that she was in her own apartment, and Botham Jean was a burglar.
He is a 26-year-old accountant from the Caribbean nation of St. Lucia, “do no harm to anyone, and that was in his way,” Dallas County Assistant District Attorney Jason Hermus said in his opening statement. Jean was in the living room eating a bowl of vanilla ice cream on a Sunday. 6, 2018, where Guyger in the apartment which is one floor directly above her apartment, Hermus said.
Fox 4 reported that, Guyger has allegedly been distracted by Martin’s Family, with her police partner.
Prosecutors questioned the Family about a 16-minute interview he had with Guyger, as she went over to her apartment that night, in September of 2018. Asked what it was, and he told me that he believes that it is mainly the police force, but his memory of the conversation was a blur. Once again, however, he denied that he was involved in the planning in order to see Guyger later in the evening.
In his opening remarks, the attorney for Robert Rogers rejected the prosecution’s arguments.
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Guyger was on auto-pilot,” he said to her entrance to Jean’s apartment. “They had tunnel vision.”
Rogers also dismissed as “ridiculous” the relevance of Jean’s death, Guyger’s sexual relationship with her partner.
Guyger was off-duty but still in uniform when they shot and killed Him. She also told the investigators that, after a 15-hour shift, she parked on the fourth floor of the complex there is a garage, rather than on the third floor, where she lived, and found the apartment door slightly ajar.
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Three days after the shooting, Guyger, was arrested for the murder. She was subsequently fired from the Dallas Police Department, and charged by a grand jury.
The jury will have to decide whether or Guyger murder, a lesser offense, such as murder, or as a result of the negligence, manslaughter, or no crime at all.
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