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'I forgive you': Botham Jean's brother hugs Amber Guyger after she gets 10 years in p

Published on 04 Oct 2019 / In Today Reality

Amber Guyger got 10 years in prison Wednesday for murdering Botham Jean, a sentence that triggered chants of anger outside the courtroom and an unexpected moment of forgiveness inside.

"If you truly are sorry," Botham's younger brother Brandt Jean told Guyger from the witness stand, "I know I can speak for myself, I forgive you."

After a day of testimony focused on how long Guyger would spend in prison — the prosecution had asked for 28 years — Jean's teenage brother said in his victim-impact statement that he wished she didn't have to serve any time at all.

Instead, he said, he wanted for Guyger what his older brother would have wanted.


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