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

16:50  21 october  2019
16:50  21 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.

(CNN) — The burial of Atatiana Jefferson , who was fatally shot by a Fort Worth police officer, has been delayed after her father Marquis Jefferson , who sought the restraining order so he could be included in the arrangements, is planning his daughter’ s funeral for Thursday instead, Bruce Carter, a

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

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.

A Texas judge Monday will hear arguments from the father of Atatiana Jefferson, who convinced a court to stop his daughter's weekend funeral so that he could be included in the arrangements.

Mourners were expected to gather Saturday at a Dallas megachurch to say goodbye to Jefferson, who was killed by a Fort Worth police officer as she played video games with her 8-year-old nephew. A neighbor had called police for a welfare check after seeing her door open late at night.

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.

Worth, Texas** The burial of Atatiana Jefferson , who was fatally shot by a Fort Worth police officer, has been delayed after her father Marquis Marquis Jefferson , who sought the restraining order so he could be included in the arrangements, is planning his daughter’ s funeral for Thursday instead

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.

The remembrance was postponed when Dallas County Judge Brenda Hull Thompson signed an order Friday saying that Marquis Jefferson has authority to make arrangements for her funeral and burial, court records show.

The father said in his application for a temporary restraining order that he would suffer "immediate and irreparable injury" if his daughter's aunt were permitted to bury his daughter without his participation.

He wants to be included in the event and is planning on holding the funeral Thursday, his spokesman, Bruce Carter, has said.

Marquis Jefferson has a good relationship with his daughter's mother and siblings, who use the surname, Carr, according to Carter.

"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," Carr said.

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 — 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

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 Her funeral and burial will be delayed . By Madeline Holcombe and Nicole Chavez, CNN. Posted: 9:31 AM, October 19, 2019 Updated: 9:31 AM

Arguments regarding the restraining order issued for the funeral will be heard in probate court at 10 a.m. (11 a.m. ET).

Shot while playing with her nephew

Former Fort Worth officer Aaron Dean, one of two policemen who responded to the neighbor's call to check on Jefferson's house, has been charged with her murder. He has resigned from the force. Jim Lane, his attorney, declined to comment on the case.

The shooting left the community on edge. In addition to the optics of a police officer shooting a woman in her own home, Dean is white and Tatiana Jefferson is black

Jefferson, 28, was playing video games with her nephew when the two officers arrived, responding to a call from a neighbor about Jefferson' exterior doors being open after 2 a.m. on October 12.

As officers walked outside the house around 2:30 a.m., Jefferson heard noises in the backyard, pulled a gun from her purse and pointed it 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.

A Dallas probate judge signed a temporary restraining order on Friday against Atatiana Jefferson ’ s family, stopping her funeral and burial and giving full authority for the services to her father , Marquis Jefferson , WFAA reported. Atatiana Jefferson , 28, was playing video games with her nephew in her

The funeral arrangements of Atatiana Jefferson have been cancelled after feuding between family members forced her father to take legal action. But now her father , Marquis Jefferson , has taken out a temporary restraining order to put a stop to her funeral and wake, WBTW reports.

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

The officers had not identified themselves as law enforcement.

Remembering a woman who loved her family

Jefferson had recently moved 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," who taught him life skills, such as keeping schedules and how best to prepare for school.

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

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

Jefferson's father added, "Tay was love. And that smile? Lord have mercy, it could brighten up any room."

Jefferson loved helping others, her family said. 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.

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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