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Dallas officer who fatally shot neighbor faces sentencing


October 2, 2019

DALLAS (AP) — The same jury that convicted a white Dallas police officer in the fatal shooting of her black neighbor returns to court Wednesday to consider her sentence — a penalty that could be anywhere from five years to life in prison.

Amber Guyger, who said she mistook the man's apartment for her own, which was directly below, was convicted of murder in a verdict that drew tears of relief from his family and chants of "black lives matter" from a crowd outside the courtroom.

Guyger sat alone, weeping, at the defense table.

Her defense attorneys can argue that she deserves a light sen...

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