The sister of Botham Jean believes that the murder trial of former Dallas cop, Amber Guyger should go ahead as planned, media reports say.
Alyssa Findley spoke against the backdrop of assertions by the head of the Dallas Police Association that the trial should be delayed.
Sergeant Mike Mata urged that the trial be delayed until after the 24-day State fair which begins next week, to which dozens of officers will be assigned.
“We’re not OK with a delay, because delaying the trial delays us from grieving,” Botham Jan’s sister Alyssa Findley was quoted by CBSDFW as saying.
She was reported to be in Dallas for the trial which is scheduled to begin on September 23.
The call by the Dallas Police Association has also been dismissed by an attorney for the Jean family, Lee Merritt.
Amber Guyger shot and killed the unarmed Saint Lucian Botham Jean in his own apartment in Dallas in September last year.
Then an off duty cop in uniform, she said she mistook his apartment for hers.
Both lived in the same complex.
Guyger, 31, was subsequently fired from her job and initially charged with manslaughter, but was later indicted for murder.