10-year sentence for Amber Guyger triggers chants of protest — and a hug of forgiveness
Amber Guyger got 10 years in prison Wednesday for murdering Botham Jean, a sentence that set off angry chants outside the courtroom and an unexpected moment of forgiveness inside.
"If you truly are sorry," Botham's 18-year-old brother, Brandt Jean, told Guyger from the witness stand before walking down and embracing her, "I know I can speak for myself, I forgive you."
The victim's mother, Allison Jean, said Guyger's sentence would give the fired officer 10 years to reflect and "change her life." The native St. Lucian also called for change...