The Latest: Slain man's mother satisfied with murder charge

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DALLAS (AP) - The Latest on a former Dallas police officer indicted for fatally shooting an unarmed black man in his apartment (all times local):

4:15 p.m.

The mother of an unarmed black man fatally shot by a former Dallas police officer says she's satisfied with the murder indictment brought by a grand jury.

Allison Jean said Friday that she had not been satisfied with the earlier charge of manslaughter against Amber Guyger, who said she mistook Botham Jean's apartment for her own.

Guyger, who is white, was arrested on a manslaughter charge three days after the Sept. 6 shooting. Dallas County District Attorney Faith Johnson said the grand jury could decide on the more serious charge of murder, which it did on Friday.

Speaking at a news conference Friday, Allison Jean said she believed Guyger "inflicted tremendous evil on my son."

Guyger was fired from the police department after the shooting.

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3:30 p.m.

A prosecutor says a former Dallas police officer indicted on a murder charge for fatally shooting a black man after mistaking his apartment for her own has turned herself in.

Dallas County District Attorney Faith Johnson said Friday that Amber Guyger had turned herself in and posted bond.

Guyger had been out on bond after being arrested on a manslaughter charge three days after the Sept. 6 shooting of 26-year-old Botham Jean. Johnson said at the time that the grand jury could upgrade the charges, which it did Friday.

Guyger has since been fired from the department.

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3 p.m.

The family of a black man fatally shot by a former Dallas police officer who said she mistook his apartment for her own attended a news conference announcing that the former officer has been indicted on a murder charge.

Botham Jean's family stood beside Dallas County District Attorney Faith Johnson as she announced the grand jury's decision on Friday afternoon.

Amber Guyger, who is white, told investigators that she mistook Jean's apartment for her own on Sept. 6 and thought she'd encountered an intruder.

Guyger has since been fired from the department and Jean's family has filed a lawsuit against Guyger and the city of Dallas.

Jean was a native of the Caribbean island nation of St. Lucia. He attended college in Arkansas and had been working in Dallas for accounting and consulting firm PwC.

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2:20 p.m.

Court records show a white former Dallas police officer has been indicted on a murder charge for fatally shooting her black unarmed neighbor after she said she mistakenly went to his apartment instead of her own.

The Dallas County court records were posted Friday before authorities were set to announce a grand jury's decision on the fate of Amber Guyger. She was arrested days after the Sept. 6 shooting that killed her 26-year-old neighbor Botham Jean. He was from the Caribbean island nation of St. Lucia.

Guyger told investigators she mistook Jean's apartment for her own and thought she'd encountered an intruder. She was later fired from the Dallas Police Department, and Jean's family has filed a lawsuit against Guyger and the city.

The shooting thrust Dallas into the national conversation on the intersection of race and law enforcement.

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2 p.m.

Dallas County court records show that a white former Dallas police officer has been indicted on a murder charge for the killing of her black unarmed neighbor when she said she mistakenly went to his apartment instead of her own and shot him.

The court records were posted Friday before authorities were set to announce the decision of a grand jury on the fate of Amber Guyger. She was arrested days after the Sept. 6 shooting that killed her 26-year-old neighbor Botham Jean, who was from the Caribbean island nation of St. Lucia.

Guyger told investigators she mistook Jean's apartment for her own and thought she'd encountered an intruder. She has since been fired from the department and Jean's family has filed a lawsuit against Guyger and the city of Dallas.

The shooting thrust Dallas into the national conversation on the intersection of race and law enforcement.

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