A former Dallas police officer who fatally shot a black neighbor she mistook for an intruder was convicted of murder Tuesday and could face life in prison.
Amber Guyger, testified that she was exhausted from an extended shift when she walked into the apartment of Botham Jean thinking it was her own. She claimed she believed Jean, was a burglar and shot him in self-defense.
But prosecutor Jason Hermus said Guyger should have known she was in the wrong apartment but was distracted by a phone call with a lover. Jean, an accountant from St. Lucia, never posed a threat to Guyger and was eating a bowl of ice cream in his living room when she walked in on Sept. 6, 2018, Hermus said.
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