In Texas, the father of Atatiana Jefferson has died, less than one month after a police officer killed his 28-year-old daughter by shooting through the bedroom window of her own home, in a case that sparked national protests over the treatment of African-American women at the hands of police. On Saturday, Atatiana’s father, Marquis Jefferson, died after suffering a heart attack. The family spokesman said, “I can only sum it up as a broken heart.” Atatiana was his only child. She was killed exactly one month ago, on October 12, by white police officer Aaron Dean, who was responding to a non-emergency “wellness check” called for by a neighbor who noticed Atatiana had left her front door open. Dean has been charged with murder.
Father of Atatiana Jefferson Dies of Heart Attack After Daughter Killed by Police
HeadlineNov 12, 2019