- Sep 2019
I can see a manslaughter verdict but not a murder verdict unless there was some evidence of premeditation. A tired cop and a series of mistakes equals manslaughter in my opinion. It seems highly unlikely that Guyger intended to go upstairs and kill Jean. I suspect the "shoot first" culture of police training and the siege mentality that get promoted in police stations, squad rooms and police bars just added to her impulsive response.
Is there a time limit on premeditation? If so, what is it. She intentionally shot the man.