DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Jury selection begins Friday in the murder trial against former Dallas Police officer Amber Guyger.

Guyger is charged in the shooting death of Botham Jean in September 2018.

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Amber Guyger at pre-trial hearing on Aug. 19, 2019 (CBS 11)

Guyger said she walked into what she thought was her apartment, saw the man thinking he was a burglar, and shot and killed him.

On the 911 call, Guyger could be heard repeating “I thought it was my apartment” and also worrying about losing her job.

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Botham Jean

Guyger’s attorneys have argued for a change of venue, saying she can’t get a fair trial in Dallas County.

The judge wants to try to seat a jury before considering a change of venue.

 

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