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Former cop Guyger says she wishes Lucian Botham had killed her instead

Guyger shot and killed Botham Jean an unarmed 26-year-old neighbor in his own apartment last year. She told police she thought his apartment was her own and that WATCH LIVE: Amber Guyger takes stand in her murder trial for killing Botham Jean
Robin Buchanan | 02 October, 2019, 00:27

Guyger, 31, shot Botham Jean, a man who lived one floor above her, on September 6, 2018, after she said she entered the apartment believing it was hers and there was an intruder inside.

Guyger's attorneys say she fired in self-defense after mistaking Jean for a burglar.

The judge briefly halted the proceedings to allow Guyger to compose herself. And I'm so sorry.

Despite the courtroom theatrics, Allison and Bertrum Jean stayed stoic throughout the testimony, seemingly unmoved by her pleas. "I wish he was the one with the gun and killed me".

Guyger testified she drew her service weapon and shouted, "Let me see your hands!" Guyger was later arrested, fired and charged with murder.

On Thursday, lead prosecutor Jason Hermus contrasted Guyger's uniform and gloves from the night of the shooting - clean and free of any blood - with video of the "heroic" efforts of Guyger's fellow officers who responded to the scene to try to save Jean's life, frantically performing CPR as he lay bleeding on his apartment floor. Her apartment was one floor below Jean's.


"I was scared he was going to kill me", Guyger said. Guyger said she grew up in a small house, that she played in the school band and that she aspired to become a police officer.

"I hate that I have to live with this every single day of my life and I ask God for forgiveness, and I hate myself every single day". Guyger, who lived below Jean, maintains that she thought she was in her apartment and assumed that he was an intruder. September 9, 2018 - An arrest warrant is issued for Guyger, charging her with manslaughter.

Dallas County prosecutor Erin Hendricks, who is not connected to the case, believes the jury's perception of Guyger is critical in this headline making case. The 31-year-old said she feared for her life. She said she opened the door and saw a "silhouette" approaching her.

"When you aimed and pulled the trigger at Mr. Jean, shooting him in center mass where you are trained, you meant to kill Mr. Jean?" the prosecutor asked. As a young child, she told jurors, she had always wanted to be a police officer.

"I don't remember", she replied.

Defense attorneys have argued that the layout of the Dallas apartment complex was confusing and that it wasn't unusual for residents to mistake others' apartments for their own. But the jury will have to decide whether Guyger's actions constitute murder, a lesser offense such as manslaughter or criminally negligent homicide, or no crime at all.


When prosecutors asked why she didn't back away and radio for help once she suspected a break-in, Guyger said that entering the apartment "was the only option that went through my head".

"I was ashamed I was in a relationship with him", Guyger said.

Defense attorney Toby Shook said in closing arguments Monday that Amber Guyger's shooting of Botham Jean previous year was the result of "a series of terrible mistakes".

Guyger's defense attorneys insisted that the state had failed to prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt and said prosecutors were trying to strike an emotional chord with the jury.

Guyger, a four-year veteran of the Dallas Police Department, was initially charged with manslaughter three days after the shooting.


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