Amber Guyger hugged by victim's brother in emotional court moment
A rare and stunning sight took place in a Dallas courtroom Wednesday when a man hugged the former police officer who shot and killed his brother after she was sentenced to 10 years in prison.
Former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger, 31, was convicted of killing her neighbor Botham Jean after accidentally entering the wrong apartment and mistaking Jean for an intruder over a year ago. Jean, a 26-year-old accountant, was relaxing in his own apartment after work when Guyger entered and shot him in the chest.
During a victim impact statement Wednesday, Jean's younger brother, Brandt Jean, 18, asked Judge Tammy Kemp if he could hug Guyger.
After the judge agreed, Jean left the stand for a surprising embrace.
"I love you as a person," he told Guyger, as sobs could be heard in the courtroom. "I don't wish anything bad on you."
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