Amber Guyger Ex-Dallas Police Officer Found Guilty: Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison

A former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger has been sentenced to 10 years by the jury. One day after she was found guilty of murder for the shooting death of her unarmed neighbor. The 31-year-old claims that she thought she was entering her own apartment when she opened fire. Criminal defense attorney and former prosecutor Nicole DeBorde joins CBSN with more.

Guyger, 31, was off duty but still in uniform when she mistakenly went into Jean’s apartment and shot him. She is claiming self-defense because she thought she was in her own apartment and believed Jean was going to attack her.


The former officer was initially taken into custody on a manslaughter charge but was later indicted on a murder charge.

A crowd outside of the courtroom started screaming even before the sentencing was read.

 

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