Following former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger was sentenced to 10 decades in jail for murdering Botham Jean in his possess condominium, the victim’s brother, Brandt Jean, gave an effect testimony and applied his second on the stand to forgive Guyger.
Botham Jean was shot and killed by Amber Guyger though he was sitting down on his couch, consuming ice cream and seeing tv in his have condominium.
Guyger testified that she unintentionally walked into his apartment, which was unlocked, imagining it was her personal, and opened fireplace on him, believing that he was an intruder.
She claimed she had worked a very long shift that working day and mistakenly parked on the fourth floor instead of the 3rd ground where her unit was, instantly under Jean’s.
While on the stand yesterday ahead of her conviction, Guyger tearfully apologized for killing Jean and said she “never wished to take an harmless person’s daily life.” She extra: “I’m so sorry. This is not about despise — it is about remaining frightened.”
Following his sufferer effects testimony, Brandt Jean built it distinct that he holds no ill will in direction of the previous cop who killed his brother and accepts her apology.
“If you definitely are sorry, I can speak for myself, I forgive and I know if you go to God and ask him, he will forgive you. And I really don’t imagine any person can say it, all over again I’m speaking for myself… but I like you just like everyone else.
“And I’m not gonna say I hope you rot and die just like my brother did but I presently want the ideal for you. And I was not heading to at any time say this in front of my loved ones or any individual, but I never even want you to go to jail. I want the finest for you, due to the fact I know that’s just what Botham would want you to do.
“And the ideal would be to give your life to Christ. I’m not heading to say nearly anything else. I think giving your daily life to Christ would be the most effective point that Botham would want you to do. Again I like you as a human being and I really do not would like anything undesirable on you…”
Brandt then questioned the decide if he could give Amber a hug. The choose reported indeed, and the two shared an embrace that lasted almost a full minute as sobs could be listened to in the qualifications.
View the emotional moment beneath: