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State rests in trial of Dallas cop who shot neighbor

September 26, 2019 GMT
Dallas County Crime Lab supervisor April Kendrick watches as Assistant District Attorney Jason Hermus asked questions about fired Dallas police officer Amber Guyger's 9mm service gun as she testified in Guyger's murder trial, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, in Dallas. Guyger is accused of shooting and killing Botham Jean, an unarmed 26-year-old neighbor in his own apartment last year. She told police she thought his apartment was her own and that he was an intruder. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News via AP, Pool)
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Dallas County Crime Lab supervisor April Kendrick watches as Assistant District Attorney Jason Hermus asked questions about fired Dallas police officer Amber Guyger's 9mm service gun as she testified in Guyger's murder trial, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, in Dallas. Guyger is accused of shooting and killing Botham Jean, an unarmed 26-year-old neighbor in his own apartment last year. She told police she thought his apartment was her own and that he was an intruder. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News via AP, Pool)
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Dallas County Crime Lab supervisor April Kendrick watches as Assistant District Attorney Jason Hermus asked questions about fired Dallas police officer Amber Guyger's 9mm service gun as she testified in Guyger's murder trial, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, in Dallas. Guyger is accused of shooting and killing Botham Jean, an unarmed 26-year-old neighbor in his own apartment last year. She told police she thought his apartment was her own and that he was an intruder. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News via AP, Pool)

DALLAS (AP) — Prosecutors have finished calling witnesses in the murder trial of a white Dallas police officer who fatally shot her unarmed black neighbor.

The prosecution rested Thursday afternoon in Amber Guyger’s trial. State District Judge Tammy Kemp said the trial will resume Friday with the defense presenting its case.

Guyger has she said she mistook Botham Jean’s apartment for her own when she shot him last September. Gugyer, who was off duty but in uniform at the time, was later fired from the force.

Guyger’s attorneys have argued that she fired in self-defense based on the mistaken belief that Jean was a burglar.

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Prosecutors say Jean was no threat to Guyger, noting that Jean was in his living room eating a bowl of ice cream when she entered his apartment.