10 Years For Ex-Dallas Officer

The Latest: Dallas cop gets 10 years for killing neighbor

AP News
October 02, 2019 - 5:42 pm

(Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News via AP, Pool)

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DALLAS (AP) — The Latest on the trial of a former Dallas police officer convicted of murder in the shooting death of her neighbor inside his apartment:

The 10-year prison sentence given to a white Dallas police officer for the killing of her black neighbor was met with boos and jeers from people in the hallway outside the courtroom.

The jury that convicted Amber Guyger of murder in the killing of Botham Jean on Tuesday sentenced her to a decade behind bars. It could have sentenced her to anywhere from two years to life in prison.

As Jean’s family walked out of the courtroom after the hearing, the group in the hallway began a chant of, “No justice! No peace!” Two black women hugged each other and cried.

Sheriff’s deputies cleared the hallway outside the courtroom before more officers escorted Guyger’s family out and down a side staircase.

Guyger said she mistook Jean’s apartment for her own, which was one floor below his, and mistook him for a burglar.