Just hours after a jury convicted Amber Guyger of murder, prosecutors presented previously deleted racist and violence-glorifying texts from the former Dallas cop during sentencing that began Tuesday.
Guyger could get between five and 99 years in the shooting death of PwC associate Botham Jean Sept. 6, 2018, in his own apartment.
In the state’s case against Guyger, prosecutors presented to the court several text threads, one of which was from Jan. 15, 2018, during the Martin Luther King Jr. parade that year in Dallas.
“When does this end lol,” someone said in a text to Guyger.
“When MLK is dead… oh wait…” she responded.
The two go back and forth a bit before Guyger sent this message discussing the crowd:
“Just push them… or spray your pepper spray in that general area.”
In another thread of messages involving Guyger, someone sent her a message from Sept. 4, 2018, that she should adopt a German Shepherd.
“Although she may be racist,” the dog’s owner told Guyger.
“It’s okay.. I’m the same,” the former cop responded.
The state presented several of Guyger’s deleted text messages and some of the deleted memes she shared on social media.
One read: “STAY LOW, GO FAST, KILL FIRST, DIE LAST, ONE SHOT, ONE KILL, NO LUCK, ALL SKILL”
Another text exchange was between Guyger and her former partner, Officer Martin Rivera, March 9, 2018. Guyger was having an affair with the officer.
“Damn I was at this area with 5 different black officers !!! Not racist but damn,” he said in the text thread.
“Not racist but just have a different way of working and it shows,” she replied.
Guyger’s attorneys objected to the state showing jurors the damning evidence in fear they would unfairly sway the jury in considering Guyger’s sentence.
Black Judge Tammy Kemp overruled their objection, according to WFAA.
After sentencing ended for the day, Guyger was booked into the Dallas County jail, where she will remain, the news station reported.