The judge in the murder case against Amber Guyger, the former Dallas police officer, who was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for her neighbor for deadly shots, caused a stir on Wednesday when she embraced the convicted murderer after the conviction As Proof of Others, including former ESPN anchor Jemele Hill, criticized the judge's actions as "unacceptable".
Guyall, a four-year veteran of the Dallas Police Department, was released and charged with manslaughter After she entered Botham Jean's home on September 6, 2018, she thought it was her own, shot him twice, and killed him. Two months later, she was charged with murder.
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After convicting on Wednesday, Judge Tammy comforted Kemp's jeans family, then briefly spoke to Guyger and left the room. The judge soon returned with a Bible, WFAA-TV reported from Dallas.
"You only need a tiny mustard seed of faith. They start with it, "she said, giving the Bible to Guyger.
Kemp and Guyger then hugged. The hug took place after the brother of the murder victim Botham Jean Guyger had made a similar gesture.
"You have not done so much that you can not be forgiven," said the judge, according to WFAA to Guyger. "You did something bad in a moment. What you do now is important.
Protesters and some in the social media condemned both the conviction and Kemp's embrace of Guyger.
Twitter. "Remember that this convicted killer is the same one who laughs at the murder of Martin Luther King Jr. and ppl killed right away. "
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The courtroom was moved to tears when Jean's brother Guyger hugged and said," I want not even that you go to jail. I want the best for you because I know Botham wants that. "
Vandana Rambaran of Fox News contributed to this report.