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Father of black woman killed by white Texas officer dies

6 days 23 hours 29 minutes ago Sunday, November 10 2019 Nov 10, 2019 November 10, 2019 12:53 PM November 10, 2019 in News
Source: Associated Press
Photo: CNN
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - The father of a black woman fatally shot by a white police officer inside her Fort Worth, Texas, home has died.
  
A spokesman for Marquis Jefferson, Bruce Carter, tells the Dallas Morning News that the father of Atatiana Jefferson suffered a heart attack and died Saturday night at a Dallas hospital. Carter tells KDFW that Jefferson "just couldn't get back from what happened with his daughter."
  
The 28-year-old Jefferson was killed last month after police went to her home for a welfare check. The Fort Worth officer, Aaron Dean, was charged with murder after resigning from the force.
  
After his daughter's death, Marquis Jefferson sought a temporary restraining order to gain control over the funeral arrangements from his daughter's aunt. A deal was eventually reached and the funeral was rescheduled.

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