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Amber Guyger Fired Dallas police officer Amber Guyger becomes emotional as she testifies at her murder trial in Dallas on Sept. 27. Photo: Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News via AP Photo

Attorneys are not surprised that a Dallas jury on Tuesday found ex-police officer Amber Guyger guilty of murder in the shooting death of Botham Jean.

As jurors continue hearing testimony in the sentencing phase of the trial for Guyger, some lawyers predict that she will receive a sentence on the low end of the five to 99 years punishment range. However, one prosecutor-turned-defense lawyer expects a sentence of at least 40 years.

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Angela Morris

Angela Morris is ALM Media's Texas litigation reporter. She covers lawsuits in all levels of Texas state and federal courts. Based in Austin, Morris earned journalism and government degrees from the University of Texas at Austin in 2006, and since then, has worked primarily as a reporter and writer, but also has skills in videography, photography and podcasts. Follow her on Twitter at @AMorrisReports.

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