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Shaun King announces reward to find neighbor’s killer who testified in Amber Guyger’s trial

The famous writer wants justice.

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Last week, Amber Guyger received a 10-year prison sentence for the fatal shooting of Botham Jean inside his Dallas apartment. A few days after the trial, Jean’s neighbor, Joshua Brown, was shot after serving as a key witness in the case.

While posting to Instagram on Sunday (Oct. 6), Social Activist, Shaun King, announced a cash reward for anyone who is able to identify Brown’s murderer. “BIG ANNOUNCEMENT,” he wrote. “My friend and brother Bill Perkins @BillPerkins is providing $100,000 for the reward to help us find who murdered Joshua Brown. Joshua was executed. He was a lead witness in the murder of Botham Jean & was shot & killed right there in his apartment complex. We will not stop until we find who did this. Joshua had no enemies, no debts, worked full-time and lived a very quiet life.”

Of course, many on social media have shared their thoughts on the situation as well. “No one in that courtroom hugged Joshua Brown when he broke down crying on the witness stand. Instead, they hugged and coddled the murderer, while two Black men died at her expense. And that, folks, is first-class white supremacy. #Justice4JoshuaBrown.”

According to CBS, Judge Tammy Kemp received a formal complaint from The Freedom of Religion Foundation in regards to consoling Guyger following her sentencing. “We write to raise your awareness of Judge Kemp’s actions at the close of the trial — during which she gifted a Christian bible, instructing the convicted criminal on how to read the bible and which passages to pay attention to, and witnessing to that convicted murderer. These proselytizing actions overstepped judicial authority, were inappropriate and were unconstitutional,” the complaint states.

Throughout the trial, Guyger has stated that she is regretful of her past actions. “I hate that I have to live with this every single day of my life,” Guyger said in the courtroom. “I ask God for forgiveness, and I hate myself every single day. I wish he was the one with the gun who had killed me. I never wanted to take an innocent person’s life.”