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This undated photo provided by Tarrant County Jail shows Aaron Dean. The Fort Worth police officer who shot and killed a black woman through a back window of her home as he answered a call about an open front door was charged with murder Monday after resigning from the strength. (Tarrant County Jail via AP)

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) – A date has been set for the trial of a former Fort Worth policeman who was charged with murder after shooting a black woman through a back window of his house as he responded to a call concerning a front door opened in 2019.

Aaron Dean’s trial is set to begin on November 16, more than two years after he shot Atatiana Jefferson, 28, during a nighttime welfare check at his mother’s house.

His case was among many delayed as the coronavirus pandemic forced courts across the country to postpone jury trials.

Now 36, Dean resigned from the police force two days after shooting Jefferson.


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