‘I want the best for you': Botham Jean’s brother hugs Amber Guyger in emotional courtroom scene – USA TODAY

It’s a moment very rare in the annals of crime history: A man hugging the killer of his own brother in the courtroom where she was convicted, wishing her the best.

That’s the scene that played out in a Dallas courtroom Wednesday. In the moments following the sentencing of Amber Guyger, the former Dallas police officer who shot and killed a black neighbor after she accidentally walked into his apartment, the victim’s brother had forgiveness in his heart. 

Botham Jean was killed while eating ice cream in his own apartment, after Guyger mistakenly opened the door to his apartment and mistook him for an intruder. But his younger brother, Brandt Jean, didn’t wish Guyger any ill will on Wednesday.

Former Dallas cop Amber Guyger gets 10 years in prison for killing neighbor in his own home

In fact, he wished Guyger nothing but the best and, holding back tears, he asked the presiding judge if he could hug the woman convicted of murder in the killing of his brother. Guyger, 31, was sentenced to 10 years in prison

“I don’t know if this is possible,” the 18-year-old said in a video of the moment posted by WFAA-TV’s Mike Leslie, “but can I give her a hug, please? Please?”

Botham Jean's younger brother Brandt hugs convicted murderer and former Dallas Police Officer Amber Guyger after she was sentenced to 10 years in jail on Wednesday. Guyger fatally shot Botham Jean a year ago as he ate a bowl of ice cream in his apartment. She told police she thought his apartment was her own and that he was an intruder.

After a pause, Judge Tammy Kemp said yes. 

Guyger and Brandt Jean embraced in the courtroom for nearly a minute. Kemp also hugged Guyger before she was led from the courtroom.

“If you truly are sorry, I know… I can speak for myself, I forgive you,” he said before the hug. “And I know if you go to God and ask him, he will forgive you. 

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