Amber Guyger was arrested for manslaughter in September after shooting 26-year-old Botham Jean. Guyger claimed that she shot and killed Jean after accidentally walking into his Dallas apartment, mistaking it for her own, and thought he was an intruder; she says she was returning home from a shift and parked on the fourth floor instead of the third floor, where she lives, reports The Associated Press. Jean was watching a football game when he was shot, says The Dallas Morning News. Reports of Jean's killing sparked widespread outrage and protests.
Jean's family, who filed a lawsuit against the city, had been pushing for a murder indictment, and the grand jury came to that decision Friday. The murder indictment means Guyger could be sentenced to life in prison, whereas under a manslaughter indictment, she would have faced up to 20 years. Brendan Morrow