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Cops: Guyger Witness's Murder Was Drug Deal Gone Wrong

One suspect arrested, two others sought

(Newser) - Police have identified three suspects in the murder of Joshua Brown, who testified for the prosecution in the murder trial of former Dallas cop Amber Guyger. One of the three has already been arrested. Authorities say Jacquerious Mitchell, 20; Michael Mitchell, 32; and Thaddeous Green, 22, traveled from Louisiana to... More »

Mystery Surrounds Murder of Witness in Amber Guyger Trial

Dallas mayor asks public to 'refrain from speculation'

(Newser) - A key witness for the prosecution in Amber Guyger's murder trial was shot and killed days after the former Dallas cop was convicted and sentenced—but the city's mayor has a simple request for anyone whose mind is in overdrive right now: "Refrain from speculation." Those... More »

Key Witness in Amber Guyger Trial Shot, Killed

Joshua Brown shot to death in a parking lot just days after Dallas police officer hears her fate

(Newser) - A witness in the murder trial of a white Dallas police officer who fatally shot her black neighbor has been killed in a shooting, the Dallas Morning News reports. Authorities said Joshua Brown, who lived in the same apartment complex as Amber Guyger and Botham Jean, was shot and killed... More »

Victim's Brother: This Is Why I Hugged the Shooter

Brandt Jean talks about his now-famous embrace with Amber Guyger

(Newser) - Feelings are "mixed" about the "remarkable" hug that the younger brother of Botham Jean gave to Amber Guyger at her sentencing hearing, per the Jean family attorney, but one person who's sure that what he did was right is Brandt Jean, ABC News reports. The 18-year-old made... More »

Judge Hands Amber Guyger a Bible, and Herself Controversy

Critics say Tammy Kemp shouldn't have been 'proselytizing' in court as a government worker

(Newser) - Convicted murderer Amber Guyger got a "remarkable" hug from the brother of her victim, Botham Jean, during her sentencing hearing Wednesday, and then she got one from presiding Judge Tammy Kemp. Now Kemp is facing complaints, both for the hug but also for a possible legal violation. With one... More »

Botham Jean's Mom Speaks Out on Son's 'Remarkable' Hug

Brandt Jean made headlines when he hugged Amber Guyger after her sentencing

(Newser) - Botham Jean's mother, Allison Jean, says it was "remarkable" that her other son, Brandt Jean, hugged his brother's killer after she was sentenced to 10 years in prison for fatally shooting Botham Jean in his own apartment when she mistook it for her own. But, Allison Jean... More »

Dallas Cop Who Killed Neighbor Hears Her Fate

Amber Guyger shows little emotion as the sentence is read in court

(Newser) - A white Dallas police officer was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison for killing her black neighbor in his apartment, which she said she mistook for her own unit one floor below, the AP reports. Amber Guyger didn't appear to show much reaction, at least from the angle... More »

Verdict Is in for Ex-Cop Who Killed Man in His Home

Amber Guyger is found guilty of murder

(Newser) - The verdict is in for Amber Guyger. On Tuesday a Dallas jury unanimously found her guilty of murdering Botham Jean after entering his apartment last year by mistake, NBC News reports. The former Dallas police officer had pleaded not guilty, saying her building's floor plan was confusing, but prosecutors... More »

Cop Accused of Killing Man in His Home: I Wish He'd Shot Me

At murder trial, ex-Dallas cop Amber Guyger says she thought Botham Jean was going to kill her

(Newser) - The former Dallas cop who shot and killed neighbor Botham Jean in his own apartment took the stand Friday morning at her Texas murder trial, emotional as her defense team continued to insist that Jean's death was a "tragic but innocent" mistake that happened after she entered his... More »

Prosecutors Focus on Dallas Cop's Texts the Night She Fatally Shot Neighbor

Amber Guyger was exchanging sexually explicit messages with partner all day: prosecutors

(Newser) - The former Dallas police officer who allegedly shot and killed a man after entering the wrong apartment texted her partner as the man lay dying, according to testimony presented on the first day of her murder trial Monday. Amber Guyger and Officer Martin Rivera were in a sexual relationship at... More »

Officer Who Shot Man in His Home Indicted for Murder

Amber Guyger says she thought she was in her apartment

(Newser) - In September, Amber Guyger, at that time a Dallas police officer, walked into the apartment of Botham Shem Jean and shot the 26-year-old to death . Guyger lived in the same building as Jean and claimed that she thought she was entering her own unit and believed he was an intruder.... More »

He Was Killed in His Own Home by a Cop. Now, a Lawsuit

Amber Guyger is 'dangerous individual,' complaint brought by Botham Jean's family says

(Newser) - The family of a black man who was shot to death in his own apartment by a Dallas cop has brought a lawsuit against both the former police officer and the city of Dallas, the Dallas Morning News reports. The complaint filed by the parents and sister of 26-year-old Botham... More »

Dallas Cop Who Killed Neighbor Is Fired

Amber Guyger faces manslaughter charges in death of Botham Jean

(Newser) - The Dallas police officer who killed a neighbor in a high-profile shooting is out of a job. Dallas police chief U. Renee Hall fired Amber Guyger, 30, during a hearing on Monday, reports Dallas News . Hall cited "adverse conduct." Guyger faces manslaughter charges in the Sept. 6 death... More »

Cop Says Man Shot in Home Ignored Her Commands

Lawyer slams 'self-serving' affidavit

(Newser) - Amber Guyger, the Dallas police officer arrested for fatally shooting a man after she entered the wrong apartment, says Botham Jean ignored her verbal commands. According to an affidavit released Monday, Guyger told investigators that the door of Botham's apartment was unlocked and slightly ajar and it opened when... More »

Dallas Cop Charged Days After Killing Man in Own Apartment

Amber Guyger faces manslaughter charge

(Newser) - A Dallas police officer who killed a man in his home after entering the wrong apartment unit was arrested Sunday night—and the man's relatives, whose lawyer said Officer Amber Guyger was receiving favorable treatment , are wondering why it didn't happen sooner. The 30-year-old officer was arrested on... More »

Grieving Family Asks For Dallas Cop to Face Charges

A rep in the Botham Jean case wants Officer Amber Guyger 'treated like every other citizen'

(Newser) - The lawyer for the family of a man who was gunned down at his home by a Dallas police officer is calling for her to be arrested and charged, saying the fact that she remains free days after the shooting shows she's receiving favorable treatment. S. Lee Merritt, who... More »

Officer Opens Wrong Door; a Tragedy Results

The Dallas officer faces a manslaughter charge

(Newser) - "Right now, there are more questions than answers." That's what Dallas Police Chief Renee Hall told reporters Friday when updating them about a shooting in which it appears an officer entered the wrong unit in her apartment complex and killed a man who was inside, NBC reports.... More »

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