Botham Jean Foundation to pay funeral expenses of US woman killed by police

By St. Lucia News Online

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Pamela Turner (left) and Botham Jean

NBC News has reported that the Botham Jean Foundation, created to honour the memory of a Saint Lucian slain by a police officer in his own apartment in Dallas, U.S., will assist the family of a Texas woman who was fatally shot by a police officer last Monday.

Police said Pamela Turner, 44, was shot while an officer tried to arrest her at an apartment complex, however, the woman’s relatives have disputed this report, saying she was not violent and assisted in the community, NBC reported.

The Botham Jean Foundation will help Turner’s family offset the cost of the funeral.

Allison Jean, Botham’s mother, made this announcement at a press conference on Thursday, according to NBC.

Amber Guyger was employed with the Dallas police when she shot and killed Botham Jean in his own apartment on Sept. 6, 2018.

She claimed that she mistook Jean’s apartment for her own after returning home from work.

After protests and widespread news coverage, Guyger, by then axed from the police department, was finally indicted by a grand jury on Dec. 1 for murder.

She was released on $200,000 bond after being booked.

The trial is set for Sept. 23.

 

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3 comments

  1. What is the function of this Botham Jean Foundation? Is it registered in the US and/or collects funds in the US to assist US people? IT could do great work in St. Lucia assisting people to find justice in a lawless island.

    Or is this Foundation a publicity stunt design to sway sentiments one way or the other on a US front? Remember that the life of a St. Lucian will not sway sentiments which have been cultivated for centuries in the US. AS i have already said if we cannot use Botham's demise as an example in our country then we will loose the point. America is for Americans and you will learn that the hard way.

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  2. This is a big mistake there are many other things you can do without interfering in another country's business

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    • Amen preach my brother/sister preach the gospel truth. It will come back and bite them in the azz. September is right around the corner.

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