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Trial date set for former Dallas officer Amber Guyger in fatal shooting of Botham Jean

Amber Gugyer indicted on murder charge in shooting death of Botham Jean

Dallas County District Attorney Faith Johnson announced the grand jury has handed up an indictment of murder against former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger in the shooting death of Botham Jean. His family was present for the announcement.
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Dallas County District Attorney Faith Johnson announced the grand jury has handed up an indictment of murder against former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger in the shooting death of Botham Jean. His family was present for the announcement.

A judge on Monday set the trial date in the homicide case of former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger.

Guyger, 30, fatally shot 26-year-old Botham Jean on Sept. 6 after she says she entered the wrong apartment and mistook Jean for an intruder, police have said. Jean was in his own apartment preparing to watch a football game when he was shot.

Judge Tammy Kemp set the trial date for Aug. 12. However, Guyger’s attorneys are expected to request a change of venue, so the trial date will likely change.

Guyger was indicted on a murder charge.

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