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Guyger Murder Trial Wraps Saturday With Little Testimony

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    Guyger Murder Trial Wraps Saturday With Little Testimony

    Day six of the Amber Guyger murder trial finds the jury back in the courtroom on Saturday as Judge Tammy Kemp attempts to keep the trial moving forward. (Published Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019)

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    Day six of the Amber Guyger murder trial finds the jury in the courtroom on a Saturday. It is an uncommon, but not unusual move. With the jury sequestered, Judge Tammy Kemp is attempting to keep the trial moving.

    The day began with voir dire, with the jury out of the courtroom as Craig Miller, a former police chief with the Dallas ISD, was questioned as an expert witness. Miller will testify about a temporary condition called "inattentional blindness" where a person missing something in their field of vision because they were focused on something else.

    Fmr. Dallas ISD Police Chief Qualification HearingFmr. Dallas ISD Police Chief Qualification Hearing

    Craig Miller, former Dallas ISD Chief of Police, will be allowed to testify as to inattentional blindness and the principles of observed-orient-detect after an hourlong qualification hearing Saturday morning. However, Judge Tammy Kemp ruled that she will not allow testimony about whether or not Miller believes Guyger's actions were reasonable or or whether or not she believes her actions were reasonable.

    (Published Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019)

    When the jury returned to the courtroom, Texas Ranger David Armstrong was recalled to testify on the physical effects of a high-stress situation. Armstrong said a person may suffer from auditory exclusion, tunnel vision, short-term memory loss and an elevated heart rate when overwhelmed by stress.

    After a short break, Judge Kemp returned to the courtroom and dismissed the jury for the weekend, asking them to return at 9:30 a.m. Monday.

    Texas Ranger Investigator Testimony on Effects of StressTexas Ranger Investigator Testimony on Effects of Stress

    Texas Ranger David Armstrong returns to the witness stand -- this time as a witness for the defense team of Amber Guyger -- to discuss sensations a person may experience during a high-stress situation.

    (Published Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019)

    The sixth day of testimony comes after an emotional and intense day five, in which the court saw Amber Guyger take the stand in her own defense. It's not clear if Guyger will take the stand again Monday.

    The fired Dallas police officer testified Friday that she was afraid for her life when she shot and killed 26-year-old Botham Jean, not knowing that she had entered his apartment and not her own.

    Did Guyger's Testimony Help or Hurt Her Case?Did Guyger's Testimony Help or Hurt Her Case?

    A former prosecutor says Guyger's testimony made her seem like a "real person."

    (Published Friday, Sept. 27, 2019)

    Jurors will likely hear from expert witnesses from Guyger’s defense team before the defense prepares to rest its case. It is unclear how many more witnesses the defense plans to call.

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