Murder Victim's Brother Asks To Hug Shooter In Court

 

In a moment that stunned a Texas courtroom, Brandt Jean asked to hug the woman who was sentenced to 10-years in prison for murdering his brother.

The jury sentenced former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger to a decade in prison for shooting and killing Botham Jean. She claimed she accidentally entered the wrong apartment when she shot and killed Jean, mistaking him for an intruder.

After a racially-charged trial, Guyger was convicted of murder and faced life in prison, but the jury handed down the 10-year sentence.

At the sentencing hearing, 18-year-old Brandt Jean testified that he didn't want Guyger to go to prison at all saying: "If you truly are sorry -- I know I can speak for myself -- I, I forgive you."

"I love you just like anyone else," he said. "I'm not going to say I hope you rot and die, just like my brother did. ... I personally want the best for you."

Guyger will be eligible for parole after five-years in prison.

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