Botham Jean's Brother Hugs Amber Guyger after She Is Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Wrong-Apartment Killing
Twenty-four hours after deliberation of prison terms for Amber Guyger for the death of Botham Jean; Botham's brother Brandt offered his forgiveness to Amber.
The atmosphere in the courtroom became more emotional when the teenager hugged the accused once the judge pronounced the sentence as per a report by The Guardian.
In a clip, which is shared by The Shade Room on Instagram, Brandt was heard talking in low tones as he hugged her.
CNN noted that during the trial, Amber testified that after working on September 6, 2018, she returned to her apartment complex.
Although she wasn't on duty, she was in her uniform and once in her building; the accused headed for what she believed was her apartment.
However, Amber noticed that the apartment's door was open. Upon stepping in, she found a man inside and fired her service weapon, killing him.
The former policewoman would later find out that she was actually in the apartment directly above hers. The apartment belonged to 26-year-old Botham, who was an accountant from St. Lucia.
Prosecutors stated that Botham was on the couch, watching TV and eating ice cream when Amber walked in.
During a 911 call later that night, Amber maintained 19 times she thought she had been in her apartment. The 31-year-old's initial charge was manslaughter, but a grand jury later indicted her for murder. Amber faces ten years in prison, and five of those years are without parole.