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Video: Brother of Man Murdered By Officer Amber Guyger Asks to Give Her A Hug In Court

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You know the story by now.

Former cop Amber Guyger shot and killed a young man named Botham Jean because she thought he was in her apartment, only later learning she was in the wrong apartment.

On Wednesday, Guyger was sentenced to 10 years in prison.

In whats has to be the video of the year, Jean’s brother delivered an emotionally-charged speech that ended with a hug.

And just…WOW.

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BOTHAM JEAN’S BROTHER FORGIVES AMBER GUYGER: “I’m not going to say I hope you rot and die just like my brother did. I personally want the best for you. I wasn’t going to say this in front of my family or anyone but I don’t even want you to go to jail…”


Beautiful extension of grace. I believe he did it because it’s what his brother Botham would have done. Peace to this family in their time of great loss.

POWERFUL | I have NEVER seen anything that powerful during an impact statement. Botham Jeans younger brother said he forgives her, loves her, and hopes she gives her life to Christ – AND doesn’t want her to serve prison time. My God. #Grace #BothamJean #AmberGuyger @NBCDFW

Wow. What a beautiful and loving heart he must have to be able to do this. This is what Christianity is supposed to be: encouraging others with kindness and grace to be better people.

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Wow. This friends is real Christian forgiveness and love. More of this please.

The amount of love you have to have in your heart to forgive someone who killed your family member is impossible to fathom. This man is truly one of the best among us.

Man, this is His Grace personified. I would hope and pray I could do this. Don’t know if I could though.

The hug at the end of this got me tearing up… What a good man this guy is

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John Salvatore has been a Writer and Editor of multiple political blogs since early 2015. He earned his Master’s degree in Public Administration upon completion of a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science. A diehard Los Angeles Dodgers fan, John can be reached at [email protected]