OutKast’s Big Boi is keeping his fans updated on the Amber Guyger case. The hip-hop veteran has lit up social media to share news about the former Dallas cop receiving 10 years in prison for the murder of Botham Jean.
BB hit up Instagram Wednesday to share Guyger’s sentence to the masses.
Yesterday’s guilty murder verdict came with a maximum punishment of life in prison.
A jury has found former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger guilty of murder after less than 24 hours of deliberation. Guyger was indicted last year after fatally shooting her unarmed neighbor, Botham Jean, in his apartment, which she said she mistook as hers. Jurors were given the option of finding Guyger guilty of the lesser offense of manslaughter. With the murder conviction,Guyger, 31, now faces up to life in prison. (CNN)
This week, rap star Cardi B left a comment on political activist Shaun King‘s Instagram page and said Guyger deserved a life behind bars. [Click on the below tweet to see Cardi’s comment.]
A couple days ago, Dallas County District Court Judge Tammy Kemp ruled the jury could consider using controversial Texas law “castle doctrine” which could ultimately help Guyger avoid jail.
The judge’s decision to allow the defense to use the law, which says your home is your castle and you have a right to defend it, has raised the bar for prosecutors and sparked outrage and disbelief from critics who questioned how the law could protect Guyger when she shot Jean in his own apartment. (Washington Post)