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Texas prosecutors seek murder indictment against officer who shot woman at home


Added 10-19-19 12:10:03am EST - “Texas prosecutors said on Friday they would seek a murder indictment against the...” - Reuters.com

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(Reuters) - Texas prosecutors said on Friday they would seek a murder indictment against the former Fort Worth police officer who shot dead a 28-year-old black woman in her home.

“We have completed an initial review of the case, and based on the evidence we intend to ask the Grand Jury for an indictment of murder against Aaron Dean,” Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney Sharen Wilson said in a statement. “We will prosecute this case to the fullest extent of the law.”

Dean, a white police officer, shot pre-med graduate Atatiana Jefferson through the window of her bedroom in the early hours of last Saturday.

Dean, 34, and his partner went to Jefferson’s home after a concerned neighbor called police to say her front door was open.

Fort Worth Police Department Chief Ed Kraus said Dean was dispatched to investigate an “open structure call,” a situation which could mean a door left open by accident or a burglary in process.

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