Ex-Dallas officer who killed neighbor appeals guilty verdict

Ex-Dallas officer who killed neighbor appeals guilty verdict
Botham Jean and Amber Guyger (Source: CBS News)

DALLAS (AP) - A Texas court appears skeptical of arguments to overturn the conviction of a former Dallas police officer who was sentenced to prison for fatally shooting her neighbor in his home.

An attorney for Amber Guyger and prosecutors clashed before an appeals court Tuesday. At issue is whether the evidence in the case was sufficient to prove that Guyger’s 2018 shooting of Botham Jean was murder.

The hearing before a panel of judges will examine a Dallas County jury’s 2019 decision to sentence Guyger to 10 years in prison.

Guyger’s lawyer says she acted based on a reasonable mistake.

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