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BREAKING: Ex-Dallas cop Amber Guyger has been found guilty of murder for shooting and killing Botham Jean, an unarmed Black man, in his own home.
Amber Guyger faces up to 99 years in prison after being found guilty of murder in the killing of Botham Jean.

She was originally charged with manslaughter, which carries a 20-year sentence. The charge was upgraded after protests.
Botham Jean was eating ice cream in his living room when an off-duty cop came in and shot him, prosecutors say.

The officer, Amber Guyger, has now been found guilty of murder.

Here's what led to her conviction:
Botham Jean's mother and family embraced in court when ex-cop Amber Guyger was found guilty of murdering her son. He would have turned 28 on Sunday.
Botham Jean's family's lawyer called Amber Guyger's guilty verdict a "victory for Black people in America."

"It's a signal that the tide is going to change here. Police officers are going to be held accountable for their actions."
(Photo Credit: AP/Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News)
Amber Guyger's murder conviction is a rarity for police killings of unarmed Black people.

According to Mapping Police Violence:
- Black people 3X more likely to be killed than white people
- Of 1,147 people killed in 2017, 25% were Black
- 99% of cases result in no conviction
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