A judge in the process of killing a white Dallas police officer who fatally shot a black neighbor in his apartment blocked a lead investigator from the jury that he did not consider the shooting a crime.
David Armstrong of the Texas Department of Public Safety testified about Amber Giger's second day in the murder process, but the jurors were not present when he shared his view that her actions were reasonable. Geiger said she had taken Botham Jean to her apartment.
"I believe she saw it as a deadly threat," Armstrong said as he was questioned by the defense on the third day of the trial.
District Judge Tammy Kemp ruled that jurors could not hear Texas Ranger's opinion on the reasonableness of Geiger's actions. Last September, Armstrong signed a statement supporting Geiger's arrest for murder.
Prosecutors allege that Geiger should have noticed that she was on the wrong floor, while Geiger's attorneys claimed she fired self-defense based on the mistaken belief that Jean was a robber.  She said she parked on the fourth floor in the garage of the complex, not on the third floor where she lived. She then went to Jean's apartment – just above hers.
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His door was not locked, say the defenders. Prosecutors say that when Geiger walked into the apartment, unarmed Jean was in his living room eating a bowl of vanilla ice cream.
In a frantic 911 conversation played in court on Tuesday, Geiger, who was later fired from the force, said "I thought it was my apartment" almost 20 times.
In the presence of the jurors, Armstrong testified in Wednesday that going to the wrong apartment was common at the compound, especially on the floors of Geiger and Jean Armstrong, who also testified Tuesday, even saying he even had trouble determining which floor he was in while investigating the shooting.  Click here to get the application of FOX NEWS
It was apparently signs indicating what level you were at, "he testified.
Initially, the testimony was postponed Wednesday after Kemp told attorneys that the female juror had a" professional relationship "with Armstrong. The juror was questioned privately at the question and testimony soon continued.