A Dallas County jury convicted fired officer Amber Guyger of murder for fatally shooting Botham Jean in his apartment last year.
Cheers broke out in the hallway outside the courtroom after the verdict was announced.
Jurors will now resume deliberating to decide Guyger’s punishment.
Guyger, 31, fatally shot 26-year-old Jean in his apartment last year. She had said she mistook his apartment for her own and thought Jean was a burglar.
Jurors began deliberating Monday after the prosecution and Guyger’s defense presented closing arguments.
https://www.nbcdfw.com/portableplayer/?cmsID=157868615&videoID=BE9PxU6S2_mJ&lvshell=157868615&origin=nbcdfw.com&sec=&subsec=&fullWidth=yJean’s sister, Allisa Findley, sat down as state District Judge Tammy Kemp read the verdict. She slumped in her seat, put her face in her hands and wept.
Allison Jean’s face crumpled as she put both hands in the air. As she walked out of the courtroom, she said “God is good. Trust him.”
One woman in a red dress in the gallery cheered and clapped her hands. A bailiff immediately yelled “no” and she was quiet.
After hearing the verdict, Guyger stood still until the jury left. Then, she sank down into her chair.
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SOURCE: The Dallas Morning News, Jennifer Emily, LaVendrick Smith and Dana Branham