A texas-based police officer will serve 10 years behind the bars for killing her neighbor
The Texas police officer, sentenced to 10 years in prison for killing her neighbor in her apartment, filed an appeal on Tuesday to overturn her 2019 murder conviction.
Lawyers representing Amber Geiger have demanded that the former Dallas police officer be found guilty of reckless murder rather than murder. According to the reports, the defense team has also requested a new hearing to determine Geiger’s punishment.
She fired the gun as she thought the person is Jean
Geiger’s team said that although she deliberately fired a pistol with intent to kill 28-year-old Botham Jean, she thought he was an intruder, justifying her use of lethal force.
Geiger was convicted of murder for the fatal blow to Jean, her upstairs neighbor, in her apartment in September 2018. She claimed he shot Jean to death in his apartment, mistaking him for his own.
It is not known when the Fifth Court of Appeal will rule on Geiger’s appeal.