Amber Guyger, the former Dallas police officer convicted of murder for fatally shooting her unarmed neighbor in his apartment, was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Wednesday.
A jury had found Guyger guilty of the murder of Botham Jean on Tuesday after less than 24 hours of deliberation. The fired police officer faced between five and 99 years or life in prison.
Guyger’s sentencing hearing included emotional testimony from Jean’s family and revelations that she shared racist and offensive texts and social media posts.
Jean’s death has been in the national news and has prompted many protests in Dallas against police brutality and racism.