Former Dallas cop Amber Guyger will spend the next 10 years behind bars for fatally shooting her upstairs neighbor Botham Jean, 26.
Guyger, 31, was found guilty of murder on Tuesday, Oct. 1, for fatally shooting Jean in his own apartment on Sept. 6, 2018. The jury didn't buy her claim that she believed he was an intruder in her apartment.
The sentencing phase of Guyger's murder trial began on Tuesday afternoon.
Prosecutors showed jurors racist text messages and social media memes by Guyger.
One text message was in reference to the Jan. 15, 2018 Martin Luther King Jr. holiday parade in Dallas, according to ABC affiliate WFAA 8 News.
"When does this end lol," a fellow cop texted Guyger.
"When MLK is dead… oh wait…" she responded.
"Just push them… or spray your pepper spray in that general area," she wrote, referring to the majority Black crowd at the parade.
Prosecutors had asked jurors to sentence Guyger to at least 28 years — symbolic because Jean would have turned 28 last Sunday, according to NBC News.
Guyger did not testify during the sentencing phase.