Ex-lover of Amber Guyger who shot Botham Jean acknowledges racy texts but denies planned rendezvous

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Ex-lover of Amber Guyger who shot Botham Jean acknowledges racy texts but denies planned rendezvous
Rivera (left) and Guyger
Rivera (left) and Guyger

(CBS NEWS) — The police force partner of former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger acknowledged that they had a sexual relationship and exchanged sexually explicit text messages and photos with her the day she shot Botham Jean. However, Martin Rivera denied making plans to rendezvous with Guyger later that night, as prosecutors suggest.

Prosecutors contend Guyger was distracted by a telephone conversation with Rivera when she mistook Jean’s apartment for hers and entered, believed him to be an intruder and shot him.

Prosecutors questioned Rivera extensively about a 16-minute phone conversation he had with Guyger as she headed to her apartment that night in September 2018. Asked what it was about, he said he believes it was mostly about police work but his memory of the call was hazy. Again, however, he denied that it involved plans to see Guyger later that evening.

Prosecutors said that after Guyger shot Jean, she deleted the logs of her text exchanges with Rivera from her cellphone. Rivera said he didn’t know why she had done this but acknowledged having done the same as well.

CBS DFW reports that those racy messages have been recovered and Rivera then testified about the messages.

Prosecutor Jason Hermus: “Would you send provocative photographs of yourself to Amber Guyger?”

Corporal Rivera: “Uh, yes.”

One text from Guyger read, “Wanna touch?” around 9:30 the night of the deadly shooting.

At 10:02 p.m., Rivera received a text from Guyger, “I need you. Hurry.”

At 10:03 p.m., Guyger texted Rivera, “I *ucked up.”

Prosecutor said Guyger typed those last messages while she was on the phone with 911 saying she’s shot Jean.

Jean family attorney Daryl Washington called the messages revealing.

“At the time that Botham was struggling to take his very last breath, we saw a police officer who was more concerned about herself and was sending off text messages,” Washington said.

Guyger was off duty but still in uniform when she shot Jean. She told investigators that after a 15-hour shift she parked on the fourth floor of the complex’s garage – rather than the third floor, where she lived – and found the apartment’s door ajar.

Three days later, Guyger was arrested for manslaughter. She was subsequently fired from the Dallas Police Department and charged by a grand jury.

The jury will have to decide whether Guyger committed murder, a lesser offense such as manslaughter or criminally negligent homicide, or no crime at all.

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  1. y is she telling her lover she need him like ........that's really mess up this woman killed the boy just so then wow...........

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  2. WOW - i was thinking same, dig into her CDR (call detail report). I hope she received the death penalty, if 15hrs shift is your excuse then the 16 mins phone call + messages is equally same for the death sentence. If you were so tired, so drain for 15hrs, then do you know what it takes to keep your fingers on the keys of a phone to type messages or to even keep your eyes open, or to even form a proper conversation. The point is that, the young man was successful, he was doing what he love best and you cold blooded shot him dead, leave him to suffer while you dance around trying to come up with a foolish excuse. The phone conversation was so hot you wanted to reach the top, so you deliberately drove to the top floor, kill the man, just as how your may have had planned in your head to kill the other guy prick!

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