Ex-police officer Amber Guyger sentenced to 10 years in prison

The brother of Botham Jean, who was shot and killed while sitting in his apartment after Guyger mistook it for her own, asked the judge if he could hug her.
2:39 | 10/03/19

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Transcript for Ex-police officer Amber Guyger sentenced to 10 years in prison
Now, to that extraordinary moment in a Dallas courtroom just a short time ago. The former Dallas police officer, amber guyger, had been found guilty of murder she was facing 99 years in prison. She was sentenced to ten years, eligible for parol in five. Guyger shot and killed an innocent man in his own apartment. She said she thought she had walked into her own apartment. The victim's brother, before the sentencing, testifying about the loss of his brother, and then asking the judge if he could do something. He asked to give that police officer a hug. The two in an emotional embrace in front of that courtroom. Here is the moment. Everyone in the courtroom stunned. For the family of the victim, it was a moment showing the power of faith, or forgiveness. The jury then delivering their sentence. Abcc's Marcus Moore is in Dallas. Reporter: The jury that convicted amber guyger of murder for killing her neighbor, tonight, handing down their sentence. Ten years imprisonment in the Texas department of criminal justice. Reporter: The ten years far less than the possible life behind bars the former Dallas police officer faced. Relatives of botham Jean's family in tears. I forgive you. Reporter: His brother asking the judge to hug guyger -- Can I give her a hug, please? Please? Reporter: And he did. Even the judge in tears. The two consoling each other. Reporter: But outside the courtroom, his mother lashing out at police. If amber guyger was trained not to shoot in the heart, my son would be standing here today. Reporter: The jury taking less than two hours to reach their decision. This after guyger's mother took the stand during today's sentencing hearing, asking for leniency. She wished she could have taken his place. Reporter: But the former Dallas police officer faced new scrutiny after prosecutors entered into evidence texts and social media posts some have described as racially insensitive, including one with a dog-owning friend. The owner telling guyger, quote, the dog may be racist. "It's okay," the former officer replied. "I'm the same." Tonight, supporters of that former officer relieved, as guyger prepares to spend years behind bars. And Marcus Moore with us. That ten-year sentence was far less than what prosecutors had been asking for. Reporter: Yeah, David. They wanted 28 years, at least 28 years, as that's how old botham would have turned on Sunday. But now, amber guyger could be up for parole after just five years. But David, that moment in the courtroom when Jean's brother hugged amber, it was a moment of strength and of grace with the entire country watching. And then after that, the judge gave amber a bible. David? Marcus, thank you.

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