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US Atatiana Jefferson's father gets a restraining order to delay her funeral and burial

15:50  19 october  2019
15:50  19 october  2019 Source:   cnn.com

Father of Texas woman shot dead by cop in her home: "It's senseless"

  Father of Texas woman shot dead by cop in her home: Fort Worth police released body camera video of the incident where the officer shot Atatiana Jefferson through a window early Saturday . The officer is expected to be questioned Monday. "I mean it's senseless. My daughter… had her whole life in front of her," father Marquis Jefferson said. The shooting is reminiscent of the death of Botham Jean, an unarmed black man who was killed in his Dallas home by a white police officer. In this case, Jefferson's family wants to know how and why the 28-year-old pre-med graduate wound up dead, reports CBS News correspondent Omar Villafranca.

The father of Atatiana Jefferson — the black woman killed by a white Fort Worth officer last week — has gotten a temporary restraining order to put In an apparent response to the order , attorney Lee Merritt, who is representing Jefferson ’ s relatives, tweeted that the wake and funeral would proceed

Family Feud Throws Police Shooting Victim Atatiana Jefferson ’ s Funeral Into Chaos. Local news outlets reported Friday night that Marquis Jefferson , who is identified on the death certificate as Atatiana ’ s father , went to court and got a judge to issue a restraining order to stop the burial .

The burial of Atatiana Jefferson, who was fatally shot by a Fort Worth police officer, has been delayed after her father was granted a temporary restraining order, according to court records.

Alvin Fielder wearing glasses: Atatiana Jefferson's father, Marquis A. Jefferson, spoke to reporters Friday October 10, 2019 about moving her funeral.© KTVT Atatiana Jefferson's father, Marquis A. Jefferson, spoke to reporters Friday October 10, 2019 about moving her funeral.

Jefferson's family as well as dozens of Forth Worth-area residents were expected to gather at The Potter House in Dallas on Saturday, a week after an officer killed her while she was at home. Police arrived at her home while she was with her 8-year-old nephew because a neighbor called the police to express concern about her open front door.

Atatiana Jefferson had moved in with her mom to take care of her. Police shot her through a bedroom window

  Atatiana Jefferson had moved in with her mom to take care of her. Police shot her through a bedroom window In her final minutes, Jefferson was playing video games with her nephew while his grandmother was in the hospital. But in the seconds leading up to Jefferson's death, a Fort Worth officer shot into her bedroom, killing her near her 8-year-old nephew. "It's senseless," her father Marquis Jefferson told CNN affiliate KTVT. "You have to know that was somebody's daughter ... Somebody loved her, and there was a better way. It didn't have to be like that."Outrage spread across the country as yet another black person was killed at home by a a white police officer.

Atatiana Jefferson ’ s father won a temporary restraining order in Dallas County Probate Court that appears to freeze plans for her funeral . A fissure among relatives of a woman who was shot to death by a Fort Worth police officer opened Friday in connection with her funeral and burial arrangements.

Jefferson ' s story has made national news -- a neighbor had called police early Saturday morning to Now, Barnes -- who played for the Dallas Mavericks for 3 years before being traded to the Kings -- has offered to help out the family and foot the bill for the funeral , which is scheduled for Saturday in Dallas.

But Dallas County Judge Brenda Hull Thompson signed an order Friday saying that Marquis A. Jefferson, whom a death certificate filed to the court lists as Atatiana Jefferson's father, has full authority to make arrangements for her funeral and burial.

Marquis Jefferson sought the restraining order to be more included in the funeral arrangements, and is planning his daughter's funeral for Thursday instead, Bruce Carter a family spokesperson told reporters Friday night.

Despite the legal action, Carter said Jefferson has a good relationship with his daughter's mother and siblings, who use the last name Carr.

United by similar tragedies, the Botham Jean Foundation gives help to Atatiana Jefferson's family

  United by similar tragedies, the Botham Jean Foundation gives help to Atatiana Jefferson's family Botham Jean and Atatiana Jefferson were beloved members of the Dallas-Fort Worth community. Both were young and black. And they both died in the same tragic way: killed in their own homes by white police officers. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); Now a foundation established by Jean's family is offering its support to Jefferson's relatives.

The father of Atatiana Jefferson has taken legal action to halt her funeral and burial . According to court documents that were signed by a judge Friday, Marquis Jefferson was granted a restraining order against the family. The court order states Marquis has full authority of Atatiana ’ s internment

Jefferson ’ s father on Friday gained a restraining order to halt the funeral , claiming he had been left out of the arrangements, the Dallas Morning News reported. Representatives for the father said the funeral would instead take place on Thursday, local media outlets reported. In an apparent response

"The Carr family is invited, there is room for them, they are more than welcome, they'll be respected, they'll be treated with dignity and that's what should happen," he said.

The order set a hearing to determine if the restraining order will continue is scheduled for Monday, the order said.

Shot while playing video games with her nephew

Former Fort Worth Officer Aaron Dean resigned from the force and has been charged with Jefferson's murder. Jim Lane, a Fort Worth attorney who is representing Dean, declined to comment on the case.

Jefferson, 28, was in her home playing video games with her 8-year-old nephew when two Fort Worth police officers arrived, responding to a call from a neighbor who said the home's exterior doors were open.

As officers walked in the dark outside the house, Jefferson heard the noise in the backyard, pulled a gun from her purse and pointed the gun toward the window, police said.

Family Attorney Announces Funeral Plans For Atatiana Jefferson

  Family Attorney Announces Funeral Plans For Atatiana Jefferson Atatiana Jefferson's family and a heartbroken community will say their final goodbyes to her this Saturday in Dallas.Jefferson was shot and killed by now-former Fort Worth officer Aaron Dean early Saturday morning inside her home. Police were responding to her home after receiving a call from a neighbor about her front door being open.

Remembering Atatiana Jefferson , Brexit talks, Emmett Till memorial: 5 things to According to the Associated Press, the father sought the order to gain control over the funeral arrangements of This undated photo provided by Jefferson ' s family shows Atatiana Jefferson , who was shot and killed

FILE - This undated photo provided by Jefferson ' s family shows Atatiana Jefferson . Dallas County Probate Court Judge Brenda Hull Thompson on Friday issued a temporary restraining order sought by Marquis Jefferson , the father of Atatiana Jefferson .

Body camera footage shows Dean yelled "Put your hands up! Show me your hands!" before he fired through the window, killing Jefferson.

The officers had not identified themselves as police officers.

Remembering a woman who loved her family

Jefferson had recently moved back home to Fort Worth to take care of her ailing mother. That night, she was looking after her nephew while her mother was in the hospital.

Amber Carr, Jefferson's older sister, said her son shared a special bond with his "Aunt Tay." They didn't just play video games together — his aunt taught him life skills, such as writing a schedule to help him stay organized and showing him to be better prepared for school.

Jefferson had been looking forward to taking her nephews to the State Fair of Texas while Carr recovered from major heart surgery.

"The relationship she has with my sons is indescribable," Carr said. "Sometimes people think that they're her kids, not mine."

"Tay was love. And that smile? Lord have mercy, it could brighten up any room," her father told reporters Friday night.

Jefferson not only loved her family, she loved helping others. She graduated with a pre-med degree in biology from Xavier University of Louisiana in 2014 and was working in pharmaceutical equipment sales, civil rights attorney Lee Merritt said.

Father of Atatiana Jefferson takes legal action regarding memorial services for slain daughter

  Father of Atatiana Jefferson takes legal action regarding memorial services for slain daughter The father of Atatiana Jefferson has taken legal action to halt her funeral and burial. According to court documents that were signed by a judge Friday, Marquis Jefferson was granted a restraining order against the family. The court order states Marquis has full authority of Atatiana’s internment services. Walter L. Irvin, lawyer for Marquis, said late Friday that a Dallas probate judge earlier in the day signed an order giving his client sole right over the remains of Atatiana Jefferson. “He’s the father of the deceased,” Irvin said. “They would not let Mr. Jefferson participate in burial arrangements. That’s why we had to seek an injunction.

Jefferson ' s father on Friday gained a restraining order to halt the funeral , claiming he had been left out of the arrangements, the Dallas Morning News reported. Representatives for the father said the funeral would instead take place on Thursday, local media outlets reported. In an apparent response

Jefferson ' s father on Friday gained a restraining order to halt the funeral , claiming he had been left out of the arrangements, the Dallas Morning News reported. Representatives for the father said the funeral would instead take place on Thursday, local media outlets reported. In an apparent response

NBA and NFL stars to pay for funeral

Sacramento Kings forward Harrison Barnes and his wife, Brittany, are paying most costs for the funeral. Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle Malik Jackson has committed to paying for the rest, the Jefferson family's attorney told the Dallas Morning News.

Barnes, an eight-year NBA veteran, told reporters he wanted to give back to the community.

"My wife and I wanted to do something for that family," Barnes said to reporters in a video posted by NBC Sports. "It was a tragic situation that happened. No one should be killed during a wellness check, but the biggest thing is, anytime someone has to go through that, the last thing they want to have to worry about is trying to come up with the money for a funeral."

Barnes played for almost three seasons with the Dallas Mavericks before being traded to the Kings in February.

Funeral underway for woman shot in home by Fort Worth officer .
The funeral for Atatiana Jefferson, the Texas woman who was shot in her home by a Fort Worth Police officer, is underway after a judge halted the original service. Jefferson was playing video games with her 8-year-old nephew in the early morning hours of Oct. 12, when she was fatally shot by Fort Worth Police officer Aaron Dean, who fired into her bedroom window while conducting a wellness check.

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