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Judge Blocks Lead Investigator's Testimony That Amber Guyger Acted Reasonably In Shooting

State District Judge Tammy Kemp blocked part of the lead investigator's testimony where he opined that Guyger was justified in her actions.

State District Judge Tammy Kemp, who has been presiding over the trial of former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger, blocked testimony from the lead investigator on Wednesday after he explained to the judge why he thought Guyger’s actions were reasonable on the night of the fatal shooting of Botham Jean.

According to CBS News, the jury was not present when Lead Investigator Texas Ranger David Armstrong said that it was his belief that Guyger actions were justified and that she did not commit a crime. However, Kemp blocked that part of Armstrong’s testimony, saying that it was an opinion.

During testimony, Armstrong also said that the layout of the apartment complex where Jean and Guyger lived could be confusing.

“There were no clear obvious visual signs showing what level you were on,” he said.

Defense latched onto this claim, asking Armstrong of the residents in the complex, “How many of all floors have walked to the wrong apartment on the wrong floor and put their key in the wrong door?”

“That would be 15%,”Armstrong responded.

The trial is expected to continue for approximately another week, and jurors are expected to hear from many more experts, CBS News notes, including a lighting expert who would go into detail about what Guyger might have seen as she entered Jean’s dark apartment.