A Dallas grand jury Friday returned an indictment to charge former police officer Amber Guyger with murder for killing Botham Jean in his own apartment in September. The next step is a conviction. Amber Guyger’s lawyer is speaking out and blaming the indictment on politics and vindictive emotion.
According to NBCDFW.com, Guyger’s attorney, Robert Rogers, said, “Although I am disappointed that the grand jury returned an indictment, in light of the political pressure and outpouring of vindictive emotion, I can’t say that I am surprised. This is a terrible tragedy that resulted from a true mistake. We are confident that a dispassionate jury in a fair forum will objectively apply the law to the facts and find Amber not guilty.”
How disgusting for the attorney to say a charge of murder for a woman who gunned down a man in his own home is “vindictive emotion.” This is what justice should look like, there is nothing vindictive and, as we all know, if a Black cop shot down a 26-year-old white woman in her home, he would be in jail with no bond.
Guyger was booked into the Mesquite Jail on Friday afternoon before being released on a $200,000 bond. See the mugshot below:
At a press conference, Allison Jean, Botham’s mother said, “I truly believe that she inflicted tremendous evil on my son. I look forward to the next test, which is a conviction … a proper penalty so she can reflect on what she has done.”
Guyger killed Jean, 26 on Sept. 6. She illegally entered his apartment, which was located one floor above her own, and shot Jean to death — that much has been established as true. But everything else that transpired during that fatal episode was not exactly clear, with only Guyger’s word to go on, which has changed several times.
We hope Botham Jean gets justice.