The trial for the white ex-police officer who killed Atatiana Jefferson is slated to start subsequent 12 months.
The high-profile homicide trial of Aaron Dean was initially scheduled to start this month. Nonetheless, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Decide David Hagerman dominated that the trial would begin on January 4th, 2022, with motions for the case to be heard on December sixth.
The former Fort Value, Texas officer, responded to a name positioned by Jefferson’s neighbor on October twelfth, 2019. The individual said that the entrance door of Jefferson’s dwelling was extensive open, prompting police to conduct a welfare test. When Dean arrived, he fired on the 28-year-old lady by means of a window as she performed video video games together with her nephew. In response to physique cam footage, Dean walked across the again of the house and by no means introduced himself earlier than firing his weapon. He can solely be heard commanding Jefferson to place her palms up earlier than capturing her. She handed away on the scene.
The nephew stated that his aunt retrieved her weapon after listening to noises exterior, however a separate officer on the scene stated that Dean solely noticed the girl’s face within the window when he shot her.
Two days after the capturing, Dean resigned and was arrested shortly after. He later posted a $200,000 bond and has remained free ever since.
A crowd of protesters was current at Tuesday’s listening to. They yelled names at him resembling “murderer” and “devil,” to which he didn’t reply.
If convicted, Dean faces life in jail.