Botham Jeans sister admires her little brothers act of forgiveness, but respects those who disagree


Botham Jeans sister admires her little brothers act of forgiveness, but respects those who disagree “What Brandt did, I truly admire,” Allisa Charles Findley said in a statement released through the familys attorney Friday. “I pray everyday to get to the point of forgiveness and he is already there.” For many, was a touching moment, coming at the end of an emotionally charged trial. Amber Guyger was sentenced to 10 years behind bars this week for fatally shooting Botham Jean in his own apartment. Guyger said she mistook Jeans apartment for her own, and that she believed he was an intruder. “Thats a weight lifted from him,” Charles Findley said. “He hugged our brothers killer to free himself and I stand behind him 100 percent .” But the hug also sparked debate on social media about the perpetrators of violence against them. Charles Findley understands why people would disagree, saying in her statement, “I respect that.” But she asked people to be respectful of her brothers decision. “Not everyone is in the same mental place at the same time,” she said, “but do not be disrespectful with your posts and comments on social media, or by word of mouth. Let my brother be free and keep the negativity to yourselves.” Charles Findley is pleased that prosecutors were able to get a murder conviction in the trial, she said in the statement, and shes happy that the trial is over. “Am I happy with the sentencing? No, but I can live with it,” she said. “I cannot imagine the burden placed on these 12 jurors having to decide the fate of an individual.” She thanked everyone who has supported the family since her brothers death. “Losing Botham has felt like losing a part of myself that I will never get back,” she said. “Every day is a struggle.”

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