Amber Guyger Sentenced 10 Years: Botham Jean Bio, Wiki, Age, Married, Net Worth, Twitter, Instagram, Fast Facts You Need to Know

Botham Jean Bio

Botham Jean Bio

Botham Jean was a 26-year-old, black, college-educated accountant for PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and native of Saint Lucia. He was a member of the Dallas West Church of Christ, where he was a singer in the choir and also led a bible study course. On September 6, 2018, off-duty Dallas patrol officer Amber Guyger entered the Dallas apartment of Botham Jean and shot and killed him. Guyger said that she had entered the apartment believing it was her own and shot Jean believing he was a burglar. On October 1, 2019, Guyger was found guilty of murder. The next day, she received a sentence of ten years in prison.

Botham Shem Jean Age

How old is the Saint Lucian Businessman? He was born in May 2016 in Castries, Saint Lucia. Therefore, Botham Shem Jean’s age is Twenty-six (26) years old, as of 2018.

Botham Shem Work

He also worked as a risk assurance associate for “Price water house Coopers” in Dallas.

Botham Jean Parents

He was born to Bertram Jean and Allison Jean. His father “Bertram Jean” was a store supervisor at WASCO. Jean’s mother “Allison Jean” is a former Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Innovation, Gender Relations, and Sustainable Development.

Botham Jean Murder

Guyger’s apartment was on the third floor, directly below Jean’s apartment, which was on the fourth floor, in an apartment building with mostly identical floor plans on each level. After she shot Jean she called 911. Jean was taken to a nearby hospital, where he died from his wound. The investigation was taken over by the Texas Rangers, who were responsible for Guyger’s arrest three days later. Guyger was charged with manslaughter, a 2nd-degree felony in Texas, which carries a sentence of 2 to 20 years in state prison and/or a fine not to exceed $10,000. On September 24, 2018, Guyger was terminated from the police force, after being placed on administrative leave since the shooting.

Botham Jean Case Trial Trial

On November 30, 2018, Guyger was indicted on murder charges by a Dallas County grand jury.

On September 22, 2019, the day before the trial began, Dallas County District Attorney John Creuzot took part in an interview regarding the trial in spite of a gag order issued by Judge Tammy Kemp in January of that year. After questioning jurors, who reported that they had not seen the interview or other media coverage of the trial, Kemp denied the defense’s motion for a mistrial, and sequestered the jury.

According to NPR, “Under Texas law, convicting a defendant of murder requires proving someone intentionally killed another person, as opposed to manslaughter, in which prosecutors have to show someone was killed because of recklessness.”

The prosecutors alleged criminal intent for two reasons: one, the distraction that caused her to drive to the wrong floor and go to the wrong apartment was not caused by tiredness after working a 13.5 hour shift, but rather caused by the conversation she had immediately prior with her lover trying to arrange a meeting that night, and secondly that she did not follow standard police protocol of not entering a building with a potential burglar inside and instead calling for backup from the police station, which was two blocks away.

Botham Jean Charges and Sentenced

On October 1, 2019, Guyger was found guilty of murder. The jury deliberated for six hours to reach the verdict of murder. The jurors also considered the lesser charge of manslaughter.

Guyger is the first Dallas police officer to be convicted of murder since the 1973 murder of Santos Rodriguez.

On October 2, 2019, Guyger was sentenced to 10 years in prison after the jury deliberated for an hour. During the sentencing hearing, Jean’s mother provided emotional testimony and some of Guyger’s text messages and social media posts that were “racist and offensive” were shared.

Botham Jean Murder Lawsuit

Following the shooting, an attorney representing Jean’s family accused the Dallas police department of smearing Jean’s reputation. The lawyers also disputed the account of the incident that Guyger told officials, which was recorded in the arrest warrant affidavit, and asserted that two independent witnesses had come forward to give recollections that conflict with Guyger’s account.

Botham Jean Brother Brandt Jean Hugs Amber Guyger After Sentenced 10 Years

Brandt Jean hugged Amber Guyger after she was sentenced 10 years into the prison. This led to sobs in court after Brandt told Guyger that he forgives and loves her, asking her to turn to Christ.

. “I don’t know if this is possible but can I give her a hug, please? Please?” he inquired from the witness stand, where he was giving a victim impact statement after Guyger’s sentencing. The judge allowed it, and Jean embraced Guyger in a lengthy hug.

Guyger was sentenced in Dallas, Texas on Wednesday by the same jury that convicted her a day earlier of murdering Jean, including Guyger’s family members and Jean’s mother, father, and sister. Guyger did not testify during the sentencing. While her attorneys asked for leniency, prosecutors asked for a sentence of at least 28 years. Guyger, 31, will have to serve at least half of the sentence before she is eligible to parole. She faced 5 to 99 years in prison. Her time in prison will begin immediately even if Guyger appeals the verdict and her sentence. She had been out on bail during the trial, but was taken into custody and spent the night in jail after being convicted.

Fast Facts You Need to Know

  • Amber Guyger, 31, is on trial after she shot dead 26-year-old Botham Jean in September last year when she was off-duty from the Dallas Police Department
  • She has claimed she mistakenly entered Jean’s apartment thinking it was her own and believed he was an intruder 
  • Jurors started deliberating on Monday afternoon after a judge ruled they can consider the stand your ground law in their verdict  
  • During closing arguments on Monday, prosecutors said Guyger was an ‘intruder’ in Jean’s apartment