TX - Former Dallas Police Officer Amber Guyger, indicted for Murder of Botham Shem Jean #4

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  1. mickey2942

    mickey2942 Well-Known Member

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    Granger v. State, 3 S.W.3d 36 | Casetext

    Apparently, it will be up to the jury to decide if the "Mistake of Fact" defense is "reasonable".

    Guyger's attorneys are going to have to prove to the jury, that the "Mistake" of AG thinking she was in her apartment, is "reasonable".

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    Via Marple Here to learn how devious minds work

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    Let's say the defense convinces the jury that her going into the wrong apartment was a reasonable mistake. Winning that battle isn't going to win the war. They still have to convince them that what she did after she entered that apartment was reasonable.

    Did she have to shoot and kill him? I wonder how they're going to convince the jury that shooting and killing him was a reasonable action that she had to take.
     
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    MsFacetious What a Kerfuffle...

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    Well we made it through Friday without a postponement. It COULD still happen Monday, but the odds are of that are slim. It is likely that trial will occur as scheduled. I hope the city is ready and able to manage everything at once.
     
  5. mickey2942

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    I think that we need a new thread for the trial. @sillybilly .

    Amber Guyger's trial starts Monday, September 23, 2019.
     
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    Via Marple Here to learn how devious minds work

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    Didn't someone explain a while ago that if she could show a mistake of fact, then the castle doctrine would apply ie. she could shoot whatever 'intuder' into 'her' apartment?

    I'd better listen to some of those podcasts before trial beginso_O
     
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    Please continue discussion at Thread #5.

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