The lawyers and the family of Botham Jean should hold a press conference at noon on Friday, which can be viewed in the video player above.
The family of Botham Jean, the 26-year-old cult leader who was shot and killed in his apartment that he mistook for her last week, calls for greater transparency in the investigation. A report released Thursday contradicts what Amber Guyger from the Dallas police had told the police after he shot Jean.
According to the detective who presented the report, the night of shooting, the agent Amber Guyger was attempting to enter the apartment 1
This statement contradicts what Guyger later told the investigators, claiming that" the door was slightly ajar … the room almost completely dark "and that she noticed him" from the other side of the room … and shot him. "
During the funeral of Jean, the Dallas The Department Police issued a search warrant that reported the seized property to Jean's apartment, although they did not say whether that property belonged to Jean or Guyger.Among the items seized there was a small amount of marijuana. Jean's lawyers said the mention of marijuana among the seized properties is a "disgusting attempt to assassinate his character."
Other articles that have been listed include, two b beads, a laptop, a ballistic vest with police marks, a black backpack with police equipment and documents, an insulated lunch box, a metal marijuana grinder, and two RFID keys. The document does not reveal who the objects belonged to.
Along with greater transparency, family lawyers would like Guyger to fire from the Dallas police department and to have his toxicological report published.
Benjamin Crump, a lawyer representing Jean's family, says the alleged discovery of marijuana in the Botham Jean apartment is "totally irrelevant" and the Jean family does not know who it belonged to. Crump said that any attempt to use the alleged discovery to divert attention from the circumstances of Jean's death is "nothing but a disgusting attempt to assassinate his character now that they have murdered his person."
"This adds absolutely nothing of value to solve this crime and to be released this day, I do not believe in coincidences.This was the intention to come after the character of this young man, who is impeccable, by the way" said Lee Merritt, who also represents Jean's family.