FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) — The Fort Worth mayor and interim police chief said they will attend Atatiana Jefferson’s funeral tomorrow — a funeral her father wants to stop.
A family disagreement came to a head today when a judge granted Jefferson’s father a temporary restraining order to stop her wake Friday night and funeral Saturday. However, Saturday’s service will go on at 2 p.m. as scheduled, but without Jefferson’s body.READ MORE: North Texas Health Departments, Pharmacies Making Plans To Vaccinate Children Against COVID-19
Jefferson was shot and killed inside her Fort Worth home on Allen Avenue by former Fort Worth police officer Aaron Dean Oct. 12. Dean was later arrested and charged with her murder.READ MORE: Dallas ISD To Start New School That Mixes Learning In Classroom And Online
In a statement released Friday night, the family’s attorney Lee Merritt said both services will be held at the worship home of Bishop T.D. Jakes, and a eulogy will be delivered by the Reverend Al Sharpton at the funeral.
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