On Tuesday, Amber Guyger — the white former Dallas police officer who said she fatally shot her unarmed, black neighbor after mistaking his apartment for her own — was found guilty of murder after just a few hours of deliberation by the jury. The jury reached the verdict in Guyger’s high-profile trial for the killing of Botham Jean after six days of witness testimony
Cheers erupted in the courthouse as the verdict was announced, and someone yelled “Thank you, Jesus!” In the hallway outside the courtroom where Guyger was tried.
In Texas, the sentence for murder is from five to 99 years in prison. The jury is expected to return Tuesday afternoon for the punishment phase of the trial.