Dallas, Texas–“I’m fucked,” are the words Amber Guyger said during the 911 call she made after shooting 26-year-old Botham Jean in his apartment last September. She claims to have thought she walked into her own apartment and shot Jean believing he was an intruder.
Amber Guyger has since been charged with manslaughter and fired from the Dallas Police Department. He trial is set to begin August 12.
Overtime that Guyger may or may not have worked prior to the shooting is also beginning to play a factor in the case.
“Another witness was asked to speak about Guyger’s time card from August 15, 2018, until Sep. 7, 2018, the day after the shooting. The week of the shooting, Guyger had worked 11 hours in overtime, with nearly six hours of overtime the day of the shooting at an address in southern Dallas. She worked 19 hours of overtime for the DPD the month before the shooting.
Attorney Heath Harris, who is not associated with the case, says a heavy workload will aid in her defense that it was all a mistake.”