Botham Jean is seen leading worship at a university presidential reception in Dallas, Sept. 21, 2017.
Jean was murdered by a Dallas police officer Amber Guyger in his apartment Guyger mistook for hers and thought he was a burglar.
More than 1,500 people gathered in Greenville Avenue Church of Christ to remember the life of Botham Jean. The researchers called the convenience store focus a "micro-invalidation" in Brown's death, arguing "this report of him robbing a convenience store took precedent to the overall narrative of an unarmed young Black male being shot several times by a police officer".
Botham's funeral will be held Thursday.
She's said that she mistakenly thought she was in her own apartment, according to the arrest affidavit in the case, which has sparked anger against Guyger on social media and in other circles.
Attorneys not involved in the case say they believe that specific language about contraband and narcotics was included in the search warrant request because it is something that may have been in plain sight when in Jean's apartment after he was killed by the officer.
Dallas mayor Mike Rawlings and Dallas Police Chief U. Renee Hall were in attendance at the funeral.
Jean's mother has said he was only a teenager when he presented a plan to evangelize his home country of St. Lucia.
"Botham did everything with passion ..."
The news of Guyger's arrest broke on the evening of September 9, 2018 after two days of confusion about whether Guyger, 30, would face charges in the freaky shooting death of Botham Shem Jean, a Saint Lucian man who moved to America to attend a Christian college and later got a job in risk assessment for a prominent company in Dallas. Jean says her son "did everything with passion" and was a meticulous person. The third time he asked, Jean came with tears in his eyes.
"Botham said 'Dad, I want to be baptized. I want to be a Christian, '" she recalled to the dozens of people seated in the blue pews. "She also heard the same pounding at the door". There, he majored in accounting and information systems before graduating in 2016, the school said in a statement. "A nuke had been unleashed on our family by someone charged to protect and serve", Ignatius Jean told the church as he spoke about his nephew.
An arrest affidavit released Monday says Guyger's apartment is directly below Jean's at the South Side Flats, 1210 South Lamar.
Instead, Jean had his acceptance from Harding University and a proposal, saying the high price would be justified because he could receive an education while remaining within a religious community.
Todd Gentry, a minister at College Church of Christ in Searcy, Arkansas, has said Jean worked as his intern for three years.
"He cared about the Lord and he wanted you to care about the Lord", Gentry said.