Judge in Amber Guyger's Murder Case Will Delay Decision on Moving Trial Out of Dallas County

The judge in fired Dallas police Officer Amber Guyger's murder case says she is delaying her decision on the defense's request to move the trial out of Dallas.In a court order filed Monday, state District Judge Tammy Kemp said that the ruling should not come until after voir dire — the questioning of prospective jurors — is finished or it is apparent during the voir dire process "that a fair and impartial jury cannot be selected in Dallas County due the pervasive publicity in this case."Guyger, 31, fatally shot 26-year-old Botham Jean in his apartment in the Cedars on Sept. 6 while she was off-duty but still in uniform. She told authorities that she mistook his apartment, which was above hers at the South Side Flats, for her own and thought he was a burglar.Guyger turned herself in to authorities in Kaufman County three days later and was charged with manslaughter. She was fired on Sept. 24, the day of Jean's funeral, and in November a Dallas County grand jury indicted her on a murder charge.  Continue reading...

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