Ex-Texas officer's trial set for next year in woman's death

Aaron Dean's trial will begin in August
Police Shooting in Home Texas
Posted at 8:38 AM, Oct 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-28 09:39:33-04

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A judge in Texas has tentatively set an August trial date for a former police officer charged with murder in the shooting death of Atatiana Jefferson. Former Fort Worth police officer Aaron Dean, who is white, is accused of opening fire through a window and killing Jefferson, a Black woman who had been babysitting her young nephew. Dean resigned after he was charged with murder in the October 2019 shooting. A judge at pretrial proceedings Tuesday said the scheduling is fluid but that Dean “needs to be tried next year.” The judge says he'll likely consider a motion to change the trial's venue from Tarrant County, which is home to Fort Worth.