Amber Guyger's Lawyers File Intent To Appeal Murder Conviction

L.P. Phillips
October 22, 2019 - 1:11 pm
Amber Guyger

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DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - Lawyers for former Dallas cop Amber Guyger have filed an intent to appeal her murder conviction and 10-year sentence. 

With a looming contempt of court hearing for Dallas County District Attorney John Creuzot, the DA's office has filed a request to have trial judge Tammy Kemp replaced.

Kemp ordered Creuzot to explain why he gave a television interview before the trial when she had a gag order in place. That hearing is scheduled for October 31st.

 KRLD legal analyst Ed Klein says in all likelihood another judge will, first, have to hear whether Kemp should be taken off the case.

Guyger was convicted of murder and sentenced to 10-years in prison for killing neighbor Botham Jean in his Dallas apartment last year.

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