Amber Guyger, the former police officer who fatally shot Botham Jean while in his apartment, is currently seeking a lesser charge.
According to reports, Guyger’s attorney, Michael Mowla, argued in the Texas court of appeals that his client believed that she in her own apartment and mistook Jean as a burglar. He also claimed that there was no “evil intent” to kill and stated that she should be charged with criminally negligent homicide.
In 2018, Botham Jean was in his house, eating a bowl of ice cream when Guyger shot and killed him. The 32- year-old former Dallas police officer claimed that she was tired after a long day of work and didn’t realize that she had walked into the wrong apartment.
It has been reported that Guyger lived on the floor below Jean and that his door was opened when she entered and shot him. In 2019, Guyger was convicted for his murder and sentenced to 10 years in prison.
Botham Jean’s mother, Allison Jean, said on a phone call with CNN, “Amber Guyger needs to sit where she is in prison and accept responsibility for what she did to my son, my family, my country, my world.”
Amber Guyger will be up for parole on September 29th, 2024.