FORT WORTH, TX. (THECOUNT) — Marquis Jefferson, the father of Atatiana Jefferson — the 28-year-old woman who was shot and killed by a Fort Worth police officer last month — has died, sources told DFWCBS.
Sources say Saturday evening that Jefferson died just short of a month after his daughter’s death.
The father recently forced a stoppage of his daughter’s funeral and burial, according to Friday reports.
“The Fort Worth mayor and interim police chief said they will attend Jefferson’s funeral tomorrow even though Atatiana’s body may not actually be present.
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.”
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. reports DFW.CBS.
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.
Both services will be open to the public.