Transcript for Botham Jean's brother hugs Amber Guyger after sentencing
We have that reaction overnight to the sentencing of amber guyger, the former Dallas police officer convicted of murdering her neighbor, botham Jean, and this powerful, powerful moment. His brother, 18 years old, hugs her asking the judge if he could hug her. Very powerful, indeed. Guyger, she was sentenced to ten years in prison. That sentence also sparking some tense protests overnight. Marcus Moore is there in Dallas and he's going to start us off with the latest. Good morning, Marcus. Reporter: Well, Michael, good morning. Amber guyger is just beginning that ten-year prison sentence here in Texas. That punishment handed down in a dramatic court hearing. Moments after the controversial sentencing -- -- The defendant's punishment at ten years imprisonment -- Reporter: Botham Jean's younger brother Brandt shocked the courtroom. I love you just like anyone else. And I'm not going to say I hope you rot and die just like my brother did but I -- I personally want the best for you and I wasn't going to say this in front of my family or anyone but I don't even want you to go to jail. I want the best for you. Because I know -- that's exactly what botham would want you to do. Judge Tammy Kemp in tears as he turned to her with an unusual request. Can I give her a hug, please? Please. Reporter: Moments later the judge handing a bible to guyger speaking with her imploring her to change. Outside the courtroom, outrage from those who felt the ten-year sentence was far too short. Prosecutors had asked for 28, botham's age, his birthday would have been this week. Reporter: Guyger's defense team believes the sentence was appropriate. They got to see true remorse that she had and in the end I think that played a big part in the ten-year sentence rather than something much more lengthy that the prosecution wanted. Reporter: Jean's family says they hope their son's death will force the Dallas police department to re-examine training methods. I believe that something need to be done. Revisit some of the procedure, some of the will handling the situation. I sincerely believe that and I hope this, what occurred with my son will bring that change. Reporter: And botham Jean's parents say they are proud of what Brandt did on the stand for his own healing but forgiveness does not absolve amber guyger of her crimes neuer does it end their call for change. Michael. You know, Marcus, so much emotion at the courthouse yesterday on both sides. But what was it like at the courthouse after the sentencing? Reporter: Well, you know, Michael, it was remarkable. I've never seen anything like it. There were tears outside the courtroom. Tears of anger, people upset about the sentence chanting no justice, no peace, while inside the courtroom we saw there were tears of a different sort. People watching this incredible moment, a person hugging the woman who killed her brother saying he forgives her. Incredible moment of forgiveness and grace, thank you so much, Marcus Moore.
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