During his victim impact statement, murder victim Botham Jean’s brother, Brandt Jean, forgives Police Officer Amber Guyer for killing his brother.
A jury sentenced former Dallas police officer, Amber Guyer, to 10 years in prison on Wednesday October 2, 2019. She shoot to death her unarmed neighbor, Brandt Jean, last year when she entered the wrong apartment, thinking it was hers, and thought he was an intruder. Amber Guyger was convicted of murder by the same jury the day before in the death of Botham Jean.
A beautiful miracle took place which we can all learn from when Jean’s younger brother, Brandt Jean, made a victim impact statement after the sentence. He told Amber Guyger that he forgave her and loved her as he would any other person. He asked the judge if he could hug Amber, and the two embraced as Amber sobbed.
Brandt Jean, 18, said. “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. I want the best for you, because I know that’s exactly what Botham would want you to do and the best would be give your life to Christ. I’m not going to say anything else. I think giving your life to Christ would be the best thing that Botham would want you to do. Again, I love you as a person and I don’t wish anything bad on you. To the judge he asked, “I don’t know if this is possible, but can I give her a hug, please, please.”
Later in an exclusive interview on Good Morning America, Jean Brandt went on to say, “This is what you have to do to set yourself free. I didn’t really plan on living the rest of my life hating this woman.”
“I know that there’s something called peace of mind and that’s the type of stuff you need to do to have peace of mind,” he said. “That is why I wake up happy in the morning. That is why I want to live happy later on in my life.”