Amber Guyger was found guilty of murder in the death of Botham Jean in March. She was sentenced to 10 years in prison. Her lawyers have appealed, saying there was insufficient evidence to prove she committed murder. Her attorneys say she acted in self-defense and that the evidence was insufficient to prove her guilt. If she wins, Guyger could be freed later this year. The judge gave her a hug before she was taken off to jail and told her, "you can have mine. I have three or four more at home." She was fired from the police department nearly 3 weeks after the shooting and was fired for her actions three weeks later, when she shot Jean in his own apartment, killing him.
The jury found Guyger guilty of manslaughter, not murder and sentenced her to just 10 years, but she was granted an appeal. The appeal was granted in spite of the fact that all sides of Guyger entering Jean's apartment and killing him were accepted by all sides, despite the fact she was unarmed and it was clear there was an intruder inside.