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Ex-Cop Sentenced in Killing of Atatiana Jefferson

Aaron Dean shot Texas woman through back window of her home

(Newser) - A former Texas police officer who fatally shot Atatiana Jefferson through a rear window of her home in 2019 was sentenced Tuesday to 11 years and 10 months in prison for his manslaughter conviction. Aaron Dean, 38, had faced up to 20 years in prison, but jurors also had the...

Ex-Cop Who Shot, Killed Atatiana Jefferson Convicted

Aaron Dean found guilty of manslaughter

(Newser) - The former Texas cop who fatally shot Atatiana Jefferson as she played video games with her 8-year-old nephew was on Thursday convicted of manslaughter in the 28-year-old's death. Aaron Dean faces up to two decades behind bars when the trial's sentencing phase begins Friday, CNN reports. Dean was...

Father of Woman Killed in Home by Police Dies

Marquis Jefferson's daughter was playing video games in her home

(Newser) - Marquis Jefferson, whose daughter was shot to death by police in her home last month in Fort Worth, has died of a heart attack. Jefferson, 59, died at a hospital in Dallas, USA Today reports. Atatiana Jefferson, his only child, was shot to death through a window by a police...

Fort Worth Chief: 'Absolutely No Excuse' for Woman's Killing

Officer's arrest warrant says victim pulled gun after hearing suspicious noises

(Newser) - The furor Tuesday over the killing of a black woman by a white Fort Worth officer became increasingly about a gun pointed at a bedroom window. But the police chief and activists said the focus was on the wrong gun. Officer Aaron Dean was arrested on a murder charge Monday...

Cop Who Shot Woman Through Window Charged With Murder

Aaron Dean was arrested hours after he resigned

(Newser) - The Fort Worth police officer who shot Atatiana Jefferson through her bedroom window early Saturday was charged with murder Monday—hours after he resigned . Officials say Aaron Dean was booked into the Tarrant County Correction Center and later released on $200,000 bond, NBC reports. Interim Police Chief Ed Kraus...

Cop Who Killed Fort Worth Woman Through Window Has Resigned

Aaron Dean would have been fired had he not, said Fort Worth's interim police chief

(Newser) - The Fort Worth officer who fired into a home's open window , killing Atatiana Jefferson, has resigned, per Interim Police Chief Ed Kraus. Kraus noted the department had intended to fire Aaron Dean today, but he resigned first. He added that criminal charges are possible and that he'll receive...

Nephew, 8, Was in the Room When Police Shot Woman

They were playing a video game when they heard noises outside

(Newser) - Atatiana Jefferson was proud of being a "cool auntie" and had been up late playing video games with her 8-year-old nephew when she was killed in her Fort Worth home by police early Saturday, lawyer Lee Merritt says. He says Jefferson and the boy—who was in the room...

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