In the light of Amber Guyger’s conviction and sentence of ten years for murdering Botham Jean in his own apartment, there was a lot of discussion about forgiveness, healing and remorse. Jean’s family and the judge were convinced that Guyger changed while she was in the courtroom so they expressed their forgiveness toward her, complete with hugs. The judge even gave Guyger her Bible. A baliff was seen stroking her hair. It was a sight, to say the least.
But the story continues. According to NBCDFW, Guyger’s lawyers have filed an intent to appeal the conviction.
Robert Rodgers, one of Guyger’s attorneys said they plan to appeal both the murder conviction and the 10-year sentence.
Since the conclusion of the trial, the prosecution’s key witness, Joshua Brown, who provided crucial testimony against Guyger was killed two days after the trial by an unknown assailant.
Ed Klein, a legal analyst, said the intent to appeal simply extends the deadline for the intent to appeal for up to 90 days and it doesn’t mean her attorneys will actually do so.
As you might imagine, Black folk have quite a bit to say about this latest development.
See what they had to say on the following pages.