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Trial Set For Texas Officer Who Shot Black Woman In Home

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Former Fort Worth police officer Aaron Dean awaits a hearing in his case on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021 in Fort Worth, Texas. He is charged with murder in the October 2019 shooting of Atatiana Jefferson. (Yffy Yossifor/Star-Telegram via AP)

(AP) — A trial date has been set early next year for a former Fort Worth police officer charged with murder after shooting a Black woman through a back window of her home while responding to a call about an open front door in 2019.

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports Tarrant County judge on Tuesday scheduled Aaron Dean’s trial in the fatal shooting of 28-year-old Atatiana Jefferson for Jan. 10.

Jury selection is set to begin six days earlier, although Judge David Hagerman indicated he’s expecting a Dean’s lawyers to seek a change of venue. Such a motion could further delay the case.

 

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