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#Breaking: Amber Guyger found guilty of murder for killing Botham Jean. bit.ly/2p1PnTC
The jury will resume deliberating to decide Guyger's sentence. She faces anywhere from 5 to 99 years or life in prison. (The charge is not eligible for probation.)

Live updates here: bit.ly/2p1PnTC
The sentencing phase of #AmberGuyger's trial will begin about 1 p.m.

A timeline of the case so far, via @clairezcardona and @tomsteele: bit.ly/2nwn13q
#AmberGuyger is the third officer since 2017 to be convicted of murder in Dallas County.

That bucks a national trend, @LaVendrickS and @davetarrantnews report. bit.ly/2nnhcFC
Once the sentencing phase gets underway, you can find live updates from @byjenemily, @LaVendrickS and me here for @dallasnews.

#AmberGuyger faces 5 to 99 years or life in prison.

All the latest: bit.ly/2p1PnTC
@byjenemily @LaVendrickS @dallasnews Allison Jean, #BothamJean's mother, rejoiced in the courtroom after the verdict was read out. @TomFoxPhoto captured the moment.
Sentencing phase getting underway. You can watch live here: bit.ly/2p1PnTC
Prosecutors asking to introduce new evidence for the sentencing phase, including Guyger's app to join DPD. They say the docs show she failed a polygraph, used marijuana, and had previously applied to Fort Worth PD.

(This is all outside jury's presence.) bit.ly/2p1PnTC
Jury will be allowed to hear that Guyger was denied employment from Fort Worth PD and that she used marijuana, after judge overrules an objection from Guyger's defense.
Defense also objected to showing the jury posts Guyger saved to her Pinterest account. Judge overruled.
Re: Guyger's Pinterest posts, the @Dallas_Observer has written about them here. bit.ly/2npNbVE
Defense also objected to the jury hearing some texts Guyger had sent, saying they're not relevant and more prejudicial than probative. Judge overruled, so they'll be admitted.
Jury is now coming in to hear additional testimony in the punishment phase of #AmberGuyger's murder trial. Follow along here: bit.ly/2p1PnTC
First witness is Allison Jean, Botham Jean's mother.
Allison Jean is telling the jury about her life and Botham growing up.

"It's the most difficult part to say," she said before she told them how she has two living children now, Allisa and Brandt. Botham was the middle child.
Jury is seeing photos of Botham with his family members, including one with his grandmother at his HS graduation, holding a trophy awarded to the top student for discipline and academic excellence, his mom said.
Botham was the "glue" between his younger brother and older sister, who are 20 years apart, Allison Jean said. He was the middle sibling, she said.
Allison Jean tells the jury she was in New York with her daughter when she learned that Botham Jean died.

"At 12:30 a.m. on Sept. 7, when she came to inform me that she had gotten a call and that," she paused, sighing, "somebody told her that Botham was shot and that he died."
Allison Jean: "My life has not been the same. It's just been like a rollercoaster. I cannot sleep. I cannot eat. It's just been the most terrible time for me."
Allison Jean said she worries about Botham's younger brother, Brandt.

"I’m very concerned about him because he’s just been very very quiet," she said. "He doesn’t speak much. So I’m not sure what’s going through his mind."
She told the jury how one time, Botham flew from Arkansas to St. Lucia to surprise her for Mother's Day. She heard him call her "GG," (his nickname for her, short for Governor General) and thought she must be dreaming.
Kerry Ray, Botham Jean's coach at PricewaterhouseCoopers, said the 26-year-old was "very personable" and "very sharp." Described him as a go-getter who always wanted to improve himself.
"Anyone who knew Bo had a very high opinion of Bo," Ray tells the jury.
Sgt. Robert Watson (supervisor of Guyger on the Crime Response Team) telling the jury about a time in which Guyger had an individual in custody in Aug. 2018. She was by herself, and the person in custody got up and ran away, Watson testified.
One of Guyger's attorneys on cross-examination:

Atty: "Was she a dependable officer?"
Watson: "Yes, sir."
Atty: "Did she work hard?"
Watson: "Absolutely."
Allisa Findley, Botham Jean's sister, now on the stand. She says her family hasn't been the same since Botham was killed.

Her younger brother Brandt "is a shell" of himself, Findley said. She said the same about Botham's father, Bertrum.
Findley said one of her sons is now afraid of police officers. One day, when she picked him up from school, he came running to her, scared.

"I was scared because I thought something was wrong with him," she said. "He said he just saw a police officer and that frightened him."
The jury is now watching a video of Botham Jean singing at a worship service.
The jury saw a text message exchange from March 9, 2018, between Martin Rivera, her police partner, and Guyger:

Rivera: "Damn I was at this area with 5 different black officers !!! Not racist but damn"
Guyger: "Not racist but just have a different way of working and it shows"
Little blurry, but here are some other text conversations of Guyger's that the jury just saw.
Prosecutors showed a couple of images from Guyger's Pinterest account. Some screenshots:
Court wrapped for today. Sentencing phase of the trial will continue in the morning. Unclear (at least to me) if the state was done calling witnesses.
Our story so far: Amber Guyger convicted of murder for killing Botham Jean; sentencing phase to continue Wednesday
Amber Guyger was booked into the Dallas County Jail at 4:43 p.m. Charge is listed as "insufficient bond - murder."
Amber Guyger's mugshot.
Legal experts told @KevinRKrause how the guilty verdict in the Amber Guyger case signals a big shift in how juries view police officers. Story: bit.ly/2mIQ4jO
"The message here is 'justice for all' and not just for some," the Rev. Frederick D. Haynes III said after the verdict.

Story from @cassandrajar, @HayatNorimine and @davetarrantnews on local leaders' reactions to Guyger's conviction. bit.ly/2ohIk8W
.@NicGarcia wrote about the reaction to the verdict on Twitter: bit.ly/2oo5xWQ
.@jesus_jimz is outside the Frank Crowley Courts Building, where Dallas clergy are speaking about the verdict. Follow along here ⬇️
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