Botham Jean

Funeral For Botham Jean To Be Held In Richardson Today

September 13, 2018 - 2:17 am

DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - Today, the community will say their goodbyes to the innocent man killed by a Dallas police officer.

The memorial and funeral for Botham Jean was planned to be at his church, the Dallas West Church of Christ. But because of the sheer number of people who want to pay their respects, the services have been moved to the Greenville Avenue Church of Christ in Richardson.

The pastor of Jean's church says it's just a sign of how respected and loved he was.

The viewing for Jean is from 10:00 a.m. to noon. The funeral starts after that.

Jean was killed exactly one week ago when Dallas officer Amber Guyger went into his apartment, thinking it was her own and thinking he was an intruder.

She has been charged with manslaughter.

Jean's remains will be sent to his native island of St Lucia following today's services.