Former Dallas police officer, Amber Guyger, was sentenced to 10 years in prison for killing Botham Jean, according to the local ABC-affiliate

Guyger was found guilty of murder on Tuesday. At this point, she was facing between 5-99 years behind bars. The jury began sentencing deliberations on Wednesday afternoon. During the deliberations, the state asked that the jury consider a sentence of no less than 28 years (the age Jean would be if he was alive). They also presented jurors with a series of social media messages and text messages in which Guyger admitted to being a racist following testimony from those close to Jean. Jean's brother testified that he didn't want Guyger to go to jail. "If you truly are sorry — I know I can speak for myself — I forgive you," Brandt Jean said. "I love you as a person and I don't wish anything bad on you." He then asked the judge if he could hug Guyger, and after getting the green light, the two embraced, as Guyger could be heard sobbing in court.

Judge Tammy Kemp did allow the jury to consider Jean's murder a crime of "sudden passion." This is defined in Texas as "passion directly caused by and arising out of provocation by the individual killed." Through sudden passion, Guyger would face a minimum of two years in jail while the maximum time she would serve would be 20 years. The jury did not deem this suitable for Guyger's crime.