Friday 16 November, 2018

Allison Jean gets answers after meeting with Dallas District Attorney

Botham Jean's parents returned to Dallas in order to meet with District Attorney Faith Johnson regarding the DA's ongoing investigation into the case against Amber Guyger, who killed their son in his own apartment on September 6, 2018.

Botham's mother Allison said that returning to Dallas reopened old wounds about her son's fate saying, "at least at home it feels like Botham is still in Dallas.

On the meeting with Johnson, Allison said, "There are questions that I had before that have been answered." Botham's parents say that they now believe that the investigation is pursuing leads and not sitting on evidence and as such are satisfied with it for now.

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The district attorney’s office is conducting its investigation in order to present a case before a grand jury, which will, in turn, recommend what charge Guyger should face at trial. Guyger has been charged with manslaughter but the grand jury could recommend a murder charge, which Botham's parents have advocated.

According to Dallas News, "Johnson said that during Tuesday’s three-hour meeting, she and her staff brought the Jeans up to speed on the investigation. Johnson declined to discuss details, but said her office has spoken with more than 200 witnesses and plans to interview more.

“We’re trying to make sure justice is done,” Johnson said. “I said, ‘Mom do you want us to stop and go to the grand jury?’ And she said ‘no, keep going.'”

Allison said, “They have been quite thorough in their investigation. I’m comfortable that all of the evidence and the work that they have been doing throughout the investigation will lead to what is the right thing.”