The state's highest criminal court rejected Amber Guyger's latest attempt to have her murder conviction thrown out.
A Texas appeals court again upheld the murder conviction of former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger, who was sentenced to prison for fatally shooting her neighbor, Botham Jean, in his home.
A panel of three state judges ruled that a Dallas County jury had sufficient evidence to convict Amber Guyger of murder in the 2018 shooting of Botham Jean.
The hearing happened before a three judge panel of the Fifth Court of Appeals. The panel is reviewing whether the evidence against Guyger was sufficient to prove shooting and killing Botham Jean was murder.
Amber Guyger’s attorneys are appealing to have the charge reduced and her sentence based on that reduced charge.
Former Dallas Police Officer Amber Guyger will get a chance to overturn her murder conviction next month.
The legal team for former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger has filed an appeal with the Fifth Court of Appeals in hopes of overturning her murder conviction.
The president of the Dallas Police Association was cleared by a grand jury for his actions the night of Botham Jean's murder.
Lawyers representing the family of Botham Jean have filed a notice of appeal with the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans after a federal judge removed the city of Dallas from their civil rights lawsuit.
The city of Dallas has been dismissed from the Botham Jean wrongful death lawsuit.
The Ellis County district attorney has been appointed and agreed to serve as the special prosecutor in the contempt of court case against Dallas County District Attorney John Creuzot.
Botham Jean’s younger brother received an award Tuesday for showing compassion at the end of the trial of Botham's convicted murderer.
Brandt Jean forgave Guyger and gave her a hug at the end of her trial after she was sentenced to 10 years in prison for Botham’s murder. The moment was caught by the camera filming the trial and quickly went viral.
A judge could decide this week if Judge Tammy Kemp will preside over the contempt of court charge she has filed against Dallas County District Attorney John Creuzot.
Houston attorney Brian Wice is now leading the battle for Creuzot against Kemp. He said in a court filing the contempt proceedings are “the poisonous fruit of her unconstitutional gag order ... the order did not prohibit interviews or discussing the case with the media.”
A FOX 4 News interview with the Dallas County district attorney has led to a legal dispute that Texas courts likely have not seen before.
Judge Tammy Kemp ordered Dallas County District Attorney John Creuzot to appear before her on October 31 for possible contempt after discussing the Guyger case in a FOX4 interview days before the trial began.
Guyger has declared herself “indigent” or poor, and has a new attorney appointed to her for the appeals process.
If the recommendation from a magistrate judge stands, the city of Dallas will be removed from a wrongful death civil rights lawsuit filed by the family of Botham Jean.
Brown, who was a featured witness in the Amber Guyger murder trial, was shot to death at the Atera apartments on Cedar Springs Road on Friday night.