The attorneys of Amber Guyger have revealed that they may move forward with appealing against her ten-year sentence.
Dallas lawyer Pete Schulte tweeted out a document showing that Guyger's lawyers have filed a "Notice of Appeal" of her murder conviction and prison sentence.
"#AmberGuyger Trial Update 2: Lawyers for Guyger have filed a "Notice of Appeal" of her murder conviction & 10 year prison sentence. This is mostly a procedural move, indicating that an appeal may be forthcoming. Guyger could still decide to not appeal this case," Schulte tweeted.
"I cannot sleep. I can't eat. It's just been the most terrible time for me," she told the court during the trial per NBC News.
A jury found Guyger, 31, guilty of murder in the death of Botham Jean, choosing the more severe conviction over a lesser option of manslaughter. It is very rare that police officers are held accountable for taking Black lives.
"This case looks very different than many of the other cases where juries have looked at black victims and not valued their lives," said Rashad Robinson, the president of Color of Change, a racial justice organization told NY Times.
Civil rights attorney, S. Lee Merritt, who is representing Jean's family, was pleased with the outcome.
"People in Dallas County worked hard to create an environment where justice is possible," he said. "You have a progressive judge, which produced a diverse jury, and a district attorney that ran on a platform of police reform," Merritt said. "That's what's different."
Guyger, who is white, claimed she was returning home from a 13 ½ hour shift and was off duty but still in uniform. She claimed that she shot at Jean as he sat on the couch eating ice cream and texting - when she saw the door ajar. Her apartment is directly below his.