By Emily Crane For Dailymail.com
Published: 16:47 BST, 1 October 2019 | Updated: 17:25 BST, 1 October 2019
White Dallas police officer Amber Guyger has been found guilty of murder after she fatally shot her unarmed black neighbor after claiming she mistook his apartment for her own.
A jury reached the unanimous verdict in the high-profile trial for the 2018 killing of 26-year-old Botham Jean after six days of witness testimony but just a handful of hours of deliberation.
The murder charge brings a prison sentence of between five and 99 years.
Jurors were also allowed to consider a manslaughter charge, which can carry between two and 20 years behind bars.
Loud cheers erupted in the courtroom from Jean's family after Judge Tammy Kemp read out the jury's verdict.
White cop Amber Guyger, 31, has been found guilty of murder after she shot dead her black 26-year-old neighbor, Botham Jean, in his Dallas apartment in September last year
The basic facts of the unusual shooting were not in dispute throughout the trial.
Guyger, a four-year veteran with Dallas Police, was off duty but still in uniform when she fatally shot Jean in his home on the evening of September 6, 2018.
She told investigators that after a 13.5 hour shift she parked on the fourth floor of her apartment complex's garage - rather than the third floor where she lived - and