In a Dallas courtroom on Wednesday, Brandt Jean embraced Amber Guyger, the woman who killed his brother last year. The judge gave Guyger a hug as well, and gave her a bible.
Guyger, a former Dallas police officer, shot Botham Jean in his own home last year as he was sitting on his couch and eating ice cream.The two were neighbors. He lived directly above her, and she thought she was in her own apartment, and that he was an intruder.
It was a mistake, and another instance of a white police officer shooting and killing an unarmed black man, although Guyger was off-duty at the time.
She was convicted of murder and sentenced to 10 years in prison.