Amber Guyger appeals murder conviction, requests lesser charge and sentence

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Amber Guyger appeals murder conviction, requests lesser charge and sentence

In 2018, Guyger lethally shot Botham Jean while he was in his condo eating frozen yogurt.

The legal team for Amber Guyger, the lady who was indicted for killing Botham Jean, has filed legal paperwork to invalidate her conviction and sentence.

Guyger’s lawyers accept there was insufficient proof for the homicide accusation and request to have her charged guilty of criminally negligent homicide. The new charge would happen to a lesser sentence.

In the legal filing, the defense expressed, “The evidence was legally insufficient to prove beyond reasonable doubt that Guyger committed murder because (1) through mistake, Guyger formed a reasonable belief about a matter of fact—that she entered her apartment and there was an intruder inside—and (2) her mistaken belief negated the culpability for Murder because although she intentionally and knowingly caused Jean’s death, she had the right to act in deadly force in self-defense since her belief that deadly force was immediately necessary was reasonable under the circumstances.”

The previous cop is as of now carrying out a 10-year sentence for lethally shooting Jean while he was in his loft eating frozen yogurt in 2018. Guyger resided a story under Jean and said she confused him for an intruder when she entered his loft rather than her own. During the shooting, Guyger was off the clock, yet at the same time in uniform.

During the call 911, Guyger told the operator various timed that she thought it was her loft. The previous fall, her defense lawyer utilized that contention as an explanation behind her to not be accused of homicide.

Jean’s dear companion Alexis Stossel talked during the trial and said that his passing wasn’t simple for her. “Next to my husband, Botham was my absolute person,” Stossel said. “I love you, but this man is going to be in my life forever, and he’s going to be a part of us forever.”

Guyger’s lawyers are demanding an oral contention because of the legalities and realities of the case.


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