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Friday, 24 September 2021

Key witness in Amber Guyger murder trial shot dead

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Key witness in Amber Guyger murder trial shot dead
Key witness in Amber Guyger murder trial shot dead

Joshua Brown, a key witness in the trial of former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger, died after he was shot multiple times on Friday (October 4), according to attorney Lee Merritt.

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Joshua Brown was shot in a Dallas parking lot; he was transported to a hospital, where he later died.

Guyger was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Wednesday (October 2) by a Texas jury that found her guilty of murder for walking into a neighbor's apartment thinking it was her own and shooting him as he ate ice cream.

The jury came to its verdict in less than six hours on Tuesday (October 1), convicting Guyger, who is white, in the 2018 killing of Botham Jean, a 26-year-old black PwC accountant.

Brown was a neighbor of Botham Jean, whose death sparked street protests last year, particularly when prosecutors initially opted to bring the lesser charge of manslaughter against Guyger.

On Twitter, Merritt said Brown was "ambushed" getting out of his vehicle and "shot at close range."

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