A US former police officer who shot dead her neighbor inside his own apartment in Dallas has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for murder.
Amber Guyger, 31, argued she killed Botham Jean, 26, after mistakenly thinking she was in her own flat and that he was an intruder.
During a tense seven-day trial, Guyger admitted she shot “an innocent man”.
Prosecutors accused her of bursting into Jean’s apartment and firing at him while he was sitting on his sofa.
Jean, a native of the Caribbean island of St Lucia, worked as an accountant at financial services firm Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC) at the time of his death.
Guyger, who served in the police force for four years, did not testify in the sentencing hearing, which included emotional testimony from Jean’s relatives and friends. His father, Bertrum, cried as he described the pain following the murder.