Dallas, Texas, Oct 3, 2019 / 11:03 am
The brother of Dallas man fatally shot by an off-duty police officer used his time in court to offer a hug and a message of forgiveness to the officer as she received her prison sentence.
"If you truly are sorry, I know I can speak for myself, I forgive you," said 18-year-old Brandt Jean to former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger during his victim impact statement.
"I hope you go to God with all the guilt, all the bad things you may have done in the past," he said. "If up go to God and ask him, he will forgive you."
Guyger, 31, was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Wednesday for the murder of Botham Jean, a 27-year-old black man who was killed last September. She will be eligible for parole in 5 years.