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Texas prosecutors rested their case Thursday afternoon in the murder trial of a white Dallas police officer who fatally shot her unarmed, black neighbor.
The plaintiffs argued that Botham Jean, was not a threat to Amber, Guyger, claiming that he was in his living room eating a bowl of ice cream when Guyger-entered his apartment, and in September of the previous year.
FOX 4 News reported that prosecutors were trying to highlight the differences between Guyger’s third floor, in the hall, and Jean, and the fourth floor is the hall, which is the limit of the defence argues that Guyger mistakenly entered the apartment, believing that it was her own, and shot Jean because she thought he was a burglar it was.
A photograph of the victim, Botham, Jean is leaning against the Right-Tammy Kemp’s bench during the murder trial of a former Dallas police officer, Amber Guyger. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News, via AP, Pool)
Under cross-examination by Guyger’s attorneys, the Texas Ranger Michael Adcock said, is that the researchers have observed that he body was made of approximately 13 to 15 feet away from the door of his apartment, and the strengthening of the defense’s argument that Guyger looking at Jean as an imminent threat. Prosecutors say that he was not shot where his body was found, claiming that the victim was nearer to 30 feet from the Guyger, when they opened fire.
Guyer, who is off-duty but in uniform at the time of the shooting and was later fired from the Dallas police force.
At the trial, and on the second day, the prosecution showed to the jury, the body camera video from Officer Michael Lee, one of the first rescuers on the scene.
“I thought,” that’s my apartment,” Guyger said Lee.
Amber Guyger, leaves the courtroom on Thursday. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News, via AP, Pool)
The trial began on Monday, with prosecutors telling the jury that on the day of the shooting Guyger exchanged sexually explicit text messages with her lover and partner, and Director of the Martin Family.
In one text, she told the Family she was a super hot day.”
A state district court judge Tammy Kemp said the trial will resume on Friday, the defense presentation of its case.
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The Associated Press contributed to this report.