Jury selection underway for Dallas Police officer who killed African American man

Published: Sep. 7, 2019 at 10:30 PM CDT
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The jury selection process is beginning in the trial of former Dallas Police officer charged with killing an unarmed black man in his own apartment.

Amber Guyger faces a murder charge in the slaying of Botham Jean.

Guyger told authorities she mistakenly entered jean's apartment thinking it was her own and fatally shot him.

The jury selection process began on Friday which is the one-year anniversary of Jean's death. The goal is to finalize a panel by September 13th. Testimony is scheduled to begin September 23rd.

Guyger's lawyers have asked that the trial be moved but a lawyer for Jean's family says the trial should be held in Dallas County.

Jean was a native of St. Lucia who worked in Dallas for an

accounting and consulting firm.