Monday 19 November, 2018

WATCH: Botham Jean's Funeral Service

Mourners have gathered today at Greenville Avenue Church of Christ in Richardson, Dallas, Texas for the funeral services of St Lucian Botham Jean.

Botham was shot and killed by Officer Amber Guyger in his own apartment one week ago.

The funeral service for Botham Jean can be viewed below:

A viewing began at 10 a.m. Dallas time and continued through until the beginning of the service at noon.

In an interview with CBS This Morning, Jean’s father Bertram said, “I am still in denial. I cannot believe that my boy is not here. I don’t even know if I want to see him in that state.” His mother Allison said, "One of the things I would like is for Amber to just to come clean. Just surrender, because given the person that Botham was he wouldn’t touch her. Botham died in a way that he himself had calculated he could never die."

According to Star-Telegram reporter Stephen English, "Various sections of pews have been reserved for people from Harding University, PriceWaterhouseCooper, Church of Christ ministers and the family of Botham Jean."

Botham attended Harding, worked for PriceWaterhouseCooper, and worshipped at Dallas West Church of Christ.

Dallas Police Chief U. Renee Hall and Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings are also in attendance.

A second service will be held later in St Lucia, where Jean will be buried.