Amber Guyger Found Guilty Of Murder In Neighbor’s Shooting Death | NBC Nightly News

Amber Guyger Found Guilty Of Murder In Neighbor’s Shooting Death | NBC Nightly News


FATALLY SHOOT HER UNARMED UPSTAIRS NEIGHBOR. UNARMED UPSTAIRS NEIGHBOR. OUR GABE GUTIERREZ IS NEIGHBOR. OUR GABE GUTIERREZ IS AT THE COURTHOUSE. OUR GABE GUTIERREZ IS AT THE COURTHOUSE.>>Reporter: ABOUT AT THE COURTHOUSE.>>Reporter: ABOUT FIVE HOURS OF JURY>>Reporter: ABOUT FIVE HOURS OF JURY DELIBERATIONS LED TO FIVE HOURS OF JURY DELIBERATIONS LED TO THIS MOMENT. DELIBERATIONS LED TO THIS MOMENT.>>WE THE JURY THIS MOMENT.>>WE THE JURY UNANIMOUSLY FIND THE>>WE THE JURY UNANIMOUSLY FIND THE DEFENDANT AMBER GUYGER UNANIMOUSLY FIND THE DEFENDANT AMBER GUYGER GUILTY OF MURDER AS DEFENDANT AMBER GUYGER GUILTY OF MURDER AS CHARGED IN THE GUILTY OF MURDER AS CHARGED IN THE INDICTMENT. CHARGED IN THE INDICTMENT.>>Reporter: THE INDICTMENT.>>Reporter: THE FAMILY OF THE MAN>>Reporter: THE FAMILY OF THE MAN AMBER GUYGER SHOT FAMILY OF THE MAN AMBER GUYGER SHOT ERUPTED IN CHEERS, BUT AMBER GUYGER SHOT ERUPTED IN CHEERS, BUT THE FORMER DALLAS ERUPTED IN CHEERS, BUT THE FORMER DALLAS POLICE OFFICER SAT THE FORMER DALLAS POLICE OFFICER SAT SILENT. POLICE OFFICER SAT SILENT. THE DRAMATIC VERDICT SILENT. THE DRAMATIC VERDICT CAPPED A TRIAL THAT THE DRAMATIC VERDICT CAPPED A TRIAL THAT HAD CAPTIVATED THE CAPPED A TRIAL THAT HAD CAPTIVATED THE COUNTRY. HAD CAPTIVATED THE COUNTRY.>>I ASK GOOD FOR COUNTRY.>>I ASK GOOD FOR FORGIVENESS.>>I ASK GOOD FOR FORGIVENESS. I HATE MYSELF EVERY FORGIVENESS. I HATE MYSELF EVERY SINGLE DAY. I HATE MYSELF EVERY SINGLE DAY.>>Reporter: GUYGER SINGLE DAY.>>Reporter: GUYGER HAD CLAIMED SHE FEARED>>Reporter: GUYGER HAD CLAIMED SHE FEARED FOR HER LIFE WHEN SHE HAD CLAIMED SHE FEARED FOR HER LIFE WHEN SHE KILLED HER UNARMED FOR HER LIFE WHEN SHE KILLED HER UNARMED NEIGHBOR BOTHAM JEAN, KILLED HER UNARMED NEIGHBOR BOTHAM JEAN, MISTAKING HIM FOR A NEIGHBOR BOTHAM JEAN, MISTAKING HIM FOR A BURGLAR IN HER MISTAKING HIM FOR A BURGLAR IN HER APARTMENT. BURGLAR IN HER APARTMENT. IT TURNS OUT SHE HAD APARTMENT. IT TURNS OUT SHE HAD ACCIDENTALLY BARGED IN IT TURNS OUT SHE HAD ACCIDENTALLY BARGED IN ON HIS UNLOCKED ACCIDENTALLY BARGED IN ON HIS UNLOCKED APARTMENT ON THE WRONG ON HIS UNLOCKED APARTMENT ON THE WRONG FLOOR. APARTMENT ON THE WRONG FLOOR.>>IT’S A SAD REALITY FLOOR.>>IT’S A SAD REALITY THAT THIS COMMUNITY>>IT’S A SAD REALITY THAT THIS COMMUNITY WAITED ON PINS AND THAT THIS COMMUNITY WAITED ON PINS AND NEEDLES TO DECIDE WAITED ON PINS AND NEEDLES TO DECIDE WHETHER OR NOT SOMEONE NEEDLES TO DECIDE WHETHER OR NOT SOMEONE COULD BE HELD GUILTY WHETHER OR NOT SOMEONE COULD BE HELD GUILTY FOR KILLING AN UNARMED COULD BE HELD GUILTY FOR KILLING AN UNARMED BLACK MAN IN HIS HOME FOR KILLING AN UNARMED BLACK MAN IN HIS HOME WHILE EATING ICE BLACK MAN IN HIS HOME WHILE EATING ICE CREAM. WHILE EATING ICE CREAM.>>Reporter: DURING CREAM.>>Reporter: DURING CLOSING ARGUMENTS,>>Reporter: DURING CLOSING ARGUMENTS, GUYGER’S ATTORNEYS HAD CLOSING ARGUMENTS, GUYGER’S ATTORNEYS HAD BROUGHT UP THE GUYGER’S ATTORNEYS HAD BROUGHT UP THE SO-CALLED CASTLE BROUGHT UP THE SO-CALLED CASTLE DOCTRINE, SIMILAR TO SO-CALLED CASTLE DOCTRINE, SIMILAR TO STAND YOUR GROUND LAWS DOCTRINE, SIMILAR TO STAND YOUR GROUND LAWS IN OTHER STATES WHICH STAND YOUR GROUND LAWS IN OTHER STATES WHICH ALLOWED SOMEONE TO USE IN OTHER STATES WHICH ALLOWED SOMEONE TO USE DEADLY FORCE AGAINST ALLOWED SOMEONE TO USE DEADLY FORCE AGAINST AN INTRUDER IN DEADLY FORCE AGAINST AN INTRUDER IN SELF-DEFENSE. AN INTRUDER IN SELF-DEFENSE. WHY IT IS ABSURD TO SELF-DEFENSE. WHY IT IS ABSURD TO APPLY THE CASTLE WHY IT IS ABSURD TO APPLY THE CASTLE DOCTRINE IN THIS CASE? APPLY THE CASTLE DOCTRINE IN THIS CASE?>>BECAUSE THERE ARE DOCTRINE IN THIS CASE?>>BECAUSE THERE ARE SO MANY INSTANCES, AS>>BECAUSE THERE ARE SO MANY INSTANCES, AS THE PROSECUTORS SO MANY INSTANCES, AS THE PROSECUTORS ARGUED, THAT SHE THE PROSECUTORS ARGUED, THAT SHE SHOULD HAVE KNOWN SHE ARGUED, THAT SHE SHOULD HAVE KNOWN SHE WAS NOT IN HER SHOULD HAVE KNOWN SHE WAS NOT IN HER APARTMENT. WAS NOT IN HER APARTMENT.>>Reporter: PERHAPS APARTMENT.>>Reporter: PERHAPS THE TRIAL’S KEY MOMENT>>Reporter: PERHAPS THE TRIAL’S KEY MOMENT WAS WHEN GUYGER WAS THE TRIAL’S KEY MOMENT WAS WHEN GUYGER WAS CROSS-EXAMINED AND WAS WHEN GUYGER WAS CROSS-EXAMINED AND PRESSED ON HER INTENT CROSS-EXAMINED AND PRESSED ON HER INTENT AT THE TIME. PRESSED ON HER INTENT AT THE TIME.>>WHEN YOU AIMED AND AT THE TIME.>>WHEN YOU AIMED AND PULLED THE TRIGGER AT>>WHEN YOU AIMED AND PULLED THE TRIGGER AT MR. JEAN, SHOOTING HIM PULLED THE TRIGGER AT MR. JEAN, SHOOTING HIM IN CENTER MASS, MR. JEAN, SHOOTING HIM IN CENTER MASS, EXACTLY WHERE YOU WERE IN CENTER MASS, EXACTLY WHERE YOU WERE TRAINED, YOU INTENDED EXACTLY WHERE YOU WERE TRAINED, YOU INTENDED TO KILL MR. JEAN? TRAINED, YOU INTENDED TO KILL MR. JEAN?>>I DIDN’T. TO KILL MR. JEAN?>>I DIDN’T.>>Reporter: LATE>>I DIDN’T.>>Reporter: LATE TODAY DURING>>Reporter: LATE TODAY DURING SENTENCING, JEAN’S TODAY DURING SENTENCING, JEAN’S MOTHER TOOK THE STAND. SENTENCING, JEAN’S MOTHER TOOK THE STAND.>>MY LIFE HAS NOT MOTHER TOOK THE STAND.>>MY LIFE HAS NOT BEEN THE SAME.>>MY LIFE HAS NOT BEEN THE SAME. IT’S JUST BEEN THE BEEN THE SAME. IT’S JUST BEEN THE MOST TERRIBLE TIME FOR IT’S JUST BEEN THE MOST TERRIBLE TIME FOR ME. MOST TERRIBLE TIME FOR ME.>>Reporter: ME.>>Reporter: SENTENCING IS EXPECTED>>Reporter: SENTENCING IS EXPECTED TO RESUME HERE SENTENCING IS EXPECTED TO RESUME HERE TOMORROW MORNING. TO RESUME HERE TOMORROW MORNING. AMBER GUYGER WAS JUST TOMORROW MORNING. AMBER GUYGER WAS JUST BOOKED INTO JAIL A AMBER GUYGER WAS JUST BOOKED INTO JAIL A SHORT TIME AGO. BOOKED INTO JAIL A SHORT TIME AGO. SHE FACES UP TO 99

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