Testimony was postponed Wednesday in the murder trial of Amber Geiger, a former Dallas police officer who shot Botam Jean in his apartment last year after one of the jurors revealed contact with one of the witnesses who testified in the trial.  Judge Tammy Kemp told lawyers Wednesday morning that the women's court hearing had a "professional relationship" with Ranger David Armstrong, an employee of the public safety department who led the investigation into the shooting agency last September.
Armstrong was summoned to testify on Tuesday, the second day of the trial, and showed the jurors a video of his moving through Jean's apartment.
The judge was questioned and it will be determined whether she should be released by the jurors.
She said she had mistaken Jean for a robber and thought she was in her own apartment, calling her defense a "horrible and tragic but innocent" mistake. Prosecutors questioned how she missed many visual signals that she was in the wrong apartment, and said her mistakes cost Jean's life.
Jurors saw a dramatic video Tuesday of officers' frantic efforts to save Jean's life on the night of the shooting.  Officers ran up the stairs and through the hallways to reach Jean, who was lying dying on the floor of her apartment with a gunshot wound to the chest.
Geiger was commissioned outside the apartment while they were performing CPR on Jean, who was not opening his eyes or otherwise communicating with officers while they were trying to rescue him. He later died in hospital that evening.
The jury heard the panicked 911 Call Geiger after the shooting and saw two days on later video on the crime scene.
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of the apartment complex where he lived. One who lived from Jean's hall felt emotional on the stand until he recalled that he had not met Jean until September 6, 2018, but had often heard his neighbor sing.
Each of the three neighbors had asked if they had heard strong police commands before the weapons that night, and three testified that they did not.
Read more: The first day of Amber Geiger's murder process focuses on sexual texts with a police partner  While Day 2 focuses more on first responders, recounting their memories of the scene on the night of November 6, 2018 The first day of the trial highlighted Geiger's sexual relationship with her half-brother, Martin Rivera.
Prosecutor Jason Hermus showed jurors explicitly that the two officers were changing the day of the shooting. These texts were deleted from both their phones.
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