Brandt Jean Bio
Brandt Jean is from slain St. Lucian. He is the brother of Bussiness man and millionaire Botham Jean. In the court where Amber Guyger sentenced 10 years into the prison hearing on Wednesday, October 2nd, he hugged former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger in a Texas courtroom.
No one could ask this of Brandt Jean, and his capacity for forgiveness is surely a mystery to many. I am in awe of him in this moment. https://t.co/COprmxXyan
— Connie Schultz (@ConnieSchultz) October 2, 2019
Brandt Jean Hugs Amber Guyger After Sentenced 10 Years
What a moment in the courtroom, just now. Botham Jean’s brother Brandt took the opportunity to forgive Amber Guyger, tell her to devote her life to Christ, and then asked the judge if he could give Guyger a hug.
The judge, wiping tears from her eyes, allowed the moment to happen pic.twitter.com/rxo6sNOwa7
— Mike Leslie (@MikeLeslieWFAA) October 2, 2019
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.
Amber Guyger Sentencing
— ABC News (@ABC) October 2, 2019
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.
Brandt Jean Victim’s Impact Statement
WATCH: Brandt Jean to #AmberGuyger “I know if you go to God and ask him, he will forgive you. I’m speaking for myself, I love you just like anyone else. I don’t even want you to go to jail. That’s exactly what Botham would want you to do, give your life to Christ” @wfaa pic.twitter.com/p2gtCwnve0
— David Goins (@dgoins) October 2, 2019
When Brandt Jean took the stand, the courtroom grew silent as. It had already been an emotional day with testimony from both families. This is the statement Jean gave to the court before he asked to hug Amber Guyger:
“I don’t want to say twice or for the hundredth time how much you’ve taken from us. I think you know that. But I just…I hope you go to God with all the guilt, all the bad things you may have done in the past. Each and every one of us may have done something we’re not supposed to do. If you truly are sorry, I speak for myself, I forgive you. If you go to God and ask him, he will forgive you. And I don’t think anyone can say, I’m speaking for myself…but I love you just like everyone else. And I’m not going to say I hope you rot and die just like my brother did, I personally want the best for you. And I wasn’t going to ever say this in front of my family or anyone, but, I don’t even want you to go to jail. I want the best for you. Because I know that’s exactly what Botham would want you to do and the best would be to give your life to Christ… I think giving your life to Christ would be the best thing that Botham would want you to do. Again I love you as a person. I don’t wish anything bad on you.”
Brandt Jean Family’s Statement
POWERFUL testimony to Christ’s love!
WATCH Brandt Jean hug Amber Guyger, who was convicted of murdering his brother, Botham
“I know if you go to God & ask he will forgive you… Giving your life to Christ is the best thing Botham would want for you” pic.twitter.com/OzLzGO5uVC
— Kayleigh McEnany (@kayleighmcenany) October 3, 2019
Guyger’s mother Karen Guyger tearfully told jurors on Wednesday that her daughter was the youngest of three children and was sexually assaulted by a man when she was a young child.
Botham Jean’s sister talked about how close her children were to Jean. Her son is “scared of police officers,” she said. He came running to the car once solely because he saw a police officer after Jean’s death. Jean would sing with one of her sons and the other would wear his clothes. She treated him like another son. He was a song leader in the church. A video of Jean singing in church was played.
Judge Tammy Kemp Meet with Guyger after the hearing
Brandt Jean told Amber Guyger, the former cop who killed his brother, Botham Jean, that he forgives her and didn’t want her to go to prison. “I love you as a person, and I don’t wish anything bad on you.” https://t.co/RJGNEmxMqS pic.twitter.com/9y3F96mSZP
— CNN (@CNN) October 2, 2019
Judge Tammy Kemp who was presiding over Guyger’s case walked down from the bench to meet with Guyger after Brandt Jean victim’s impact statement. She also spoke with Jean’s family members. The judge also hugged the former Dallas police officer and gave her a Bible, reading her a passage: John 3:16.
The passage reads, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son so that everyone who believes in him may not die but have eternal life.”
Fast Facts You Need to Know
- Tammy Kemp provided Amber Guyger with a Bible after sentencing
- The judge hugged Botham Jean’s mother Allison earlier than embracing Guyger
- Guyger turned into sentenced to ten years in jail on Wednesday for the homicide of Jean
- The 31-year-antique changed into found guilty of murder an afternoon earlier after fatally shooting Jean in his very own condo after mistaking it for her very own
- After sentencing, Jean’s brother, Brandt, 18, changed into allowed to deal with Guyger
- Brandt told Guyger that he forgives her and even embraced the sobbing officer
- Guyger turned into facing up to existence in jail for the September 2018 capturing dying
- Prosecutors had advised the jury to present punishment of no much less than 28 years
- Her sentence turned into met with boos and jeers with the aid of a crowd collected out of doors court
- Guyger became off-obligation from the Dallas Police department but still in uniform when she fatally shot the 26-yr-vintage accountant in his own domestic
- She stated she mistook Jean’s apartment for her very own, which changed into one floor under, and that she idea he turned into an interloper while she opened fire