Former officer sentenced in killing of unarmed man

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Botham Jean was a native of St. Lucia who graduated from Harding University in Searcy

Botham Jean’s younger brother Brandt Jean hugs convicted murderer and former Dallas Police Officer Amber Guyger after delivering his impact statement to her after she was sentenced to 10 years in jail, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, in Dallas. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News via AP, Pool)

DALLAS — Former police officer Amber Guyger has been sentenced to 10 years in prison following her Tuesday murder conviction in the September 2018 shooting death of a man with ties to Arkansas.

Botham Jean was a native of St. Lucia who graduated from Harding University in Searcy.

On Tuesday afternoon, the court heard from family and friends of Jean in three hours of sentencing proceedings that resumed Wednesday morning with more testimony before the sentencing was announced.

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