The Dallas City Council voted on the name change Wednesday
after the proposal was put forth by Mayor Pro Tem Adam Medrano, together with two council members. Now, the stretch of South Lamar Street between Interstate 30 and South Central Expressway will probably be referred to as “Botham Jean Boulevard.”
The stretch consists of the South Side Flats house complicated the place Jean lived and was killed, and Dallas Police Department headquarters, in accordance to CNN affiliate KTVT
“Renaming the street in honor of Botham Jean would show the citizens of Dallas that his death was not in vain and show the world his life mattered,” the proposal for the identify change states.
Amber Guyger, then a Dallas police officer, fatally shot the 26-year-old Jean
in his house on September 6, 2018.
Guyger testified at her trial that she went to the house pondering it was hers, when she in actual fact lived straight under. Jean was inside, watching TV, and Guyger testified she thought he was an intruder. She fired her service weapon and killed him.
In October 2019, Guyger was convicted of homicide and sentenced to 10 years in jail. Last August, her attorneys filed an appeal
, claiming inadequate proof.