Botham Jean was a young Saint Lucian businessman from Castries, Saint Lucia who came into media spotlight after he got shot and was killed mistakenly, in his own apartment, on September 6, 2019 by a white Dallas police officer (Amber Guyger), who had just ended a work shift. Though it was a fatal mistake on the part of Guyger who mistook her residence and shot at Jean whom she described as a silhouette, she was sentenced to 10 years in prison for his innocent death.
Botham Jean Bio: Birthdate, Parents, Nationality, Early Life
Botham Shem Jean was born on September 29,1991 in Castries, Saint Lucia, an Eastern Caribbean island, to Bertrum (father) and Alison(mother) Jean. He is of Saint Lucian nationality and of Black ethnicity. His father was a store supervisor at WASCO and his mother was a former Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Innovation, Gender Relation and Sustainable Development. Jean has an elder sister named Allisa Findley (who is 10 years older than him) and a younger brother named Brandt Jean (whom he’s 10 years older than). He was raised from a Christian family and at an early age, Jean was self-assured and ready to give his life to Christ; his mother said as she brought up memories of her son at a vigil. When he was 8, he approached his parents and first asked to be baptized. His dad said,
No, you’re too young. Do you know exactly what you’re doing?
His mother inquired.
He came back to his parents to ask the same question and was on their neck for two years until he was baptized when he was 10. In his early teens, he started preaching and doing quite a number of things in the church deemed too you for his age. He also has passion for singing and grew up singing in the church’s choir. As touching his education, he was a student of Sir Arthur Lewis Community College and Saint Mary’s College. Jean has always had one place in mind for his university education—Harding University, which is a private Christian school with its main campus in Searcy, Arkansas. In 2011, he was accepted to the university to study Accountancy and Management Information Systems, and he moved to Arkansas at 19. While at the university, he became a member of the Good News Singers, which is the university’s a cappella group.
Botham Jean Career Details
After graduating in 2016, Jean got hired as an accountant at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in Dallas. Aside this, there are no much information about his profession or work history.
Was Botham Jean Married?
Before his demise, Jean was unmarried and there is no information online regarding his affairs and relationships.
Botham Jean Net Worth
There is no information as regarding his salary, earnings and estimated net worth. As soon as there is information on his net worth, you will be updated.
How His Death Happened
On September 6, 2018, an off-duty Dallas police officer, Amber Guyger entered Botham Jean’s apartment, apparently believing it to be her own, saw and mistook Jean for an intruder and fatally shot him dead with her service weapon. She later described to investigators that she fired her gun at a “large silhouette” but alas it was Botham Jean! Though it was a grave mistake by Guyger but she was found guilty after the testimony of Jean’s neighbor Joshua Brown (now deceased) who appeared in court to give an emotional testimony. On October 1, 2019, Amber Guyger was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment.
After His Death
More than one week after he was killed, the impact the life and death of Botham Jean had was obvious with the 1,500 people that graced his funeral to pay him their last respect. Mourners wore red neckties and red roses—which depict his favorite color—to honor him. After his death, several initiatives were put in place to continue his legacy. His family created a foundation in his honor, the Botham Jean Foundation, which “promotes Christian intervention through social change.”
Also, to honor him, Harding University and PwC, Jean’s former employer, initiated a scholarship program, which awards four minority students pursuing degrees in the College of Business with $5,000 each year. A year after Jean’s death, the recipients were awarded the scholarship.