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Father of Atatiana Jefferson wins temporary restraining order allowing him to delay her funeral arra


The father of the Texas woman shot to death by a Forth Worth police officer last week won a temporary restraining order that has allowed him to put a halt to her Saturday funeral arrangements  Atatiana Jefferson’s funeral was supposed to be held at the Potter’s House in Dallas at 2 p m. on Saturday but her father, Marquis Jefferson on Friday was granted a temporary restraining order to gain control of the arrangements, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported Advertisement  He’d been at odds with Jefferson’s aunt, Bonita Body, who had planned the funeral alongside other relatives without his input  The order, signed by Dallas County Judge Brenda Hull Thompson, blocks Body and Golden Gate Funeral Home “from exercising any activities related to the wake, funeral preparations and burial,” according to the Telegram  Jefferson was babysitting her 8-year-old nephew the night of Oct. 12 at her Dallas home when she heard noises coming from outside Fearing for her safety, the 28-year-old grabbed a gun and looked out her bedroom window — only to be shot by police officer Aaron Dean just seconds later  Her neighbor had called authorities to perform a wellness check that night after realizing the front door of the nearby residence had been left open  Body camera footage from the scene shows that Dean yelled, “Put up your hands up! Show me your hands!,” before he shot through the window and into the home He did not identify himself as law enforcement when he fired the fatal shot.  Marquis Jefferson, in his application for the restraining order, argued that the funeral home denied his involvement even though he, as Jefferson’s father, should have priority in organizing the services — per the Texas Health and Safety Code  Despite the legal drama, family spokesperson Bruce Carter said Marquis Jefferson has a solid relationship with his daughter’s mother and siblings, who use the last name Carr, according to CNN  “The Carr family is invited, there is room for them, they are more than welcome, they’ll be respected, they’ll be treated with dignity and that’s what should happen,” he told reporters Friday night Marquis Jefferson is now planning for his daughter’s funeral to be held on Thursday instead, and it is being paid for by NBA and NFL athletes  Sacramento Kings forward Harrison Barnes and his wife, Brittany, are footing most of the bill while Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle Malik Johnson has agreed to cover the rest of the costs  “My wife and I wanted to do something for that family,” Barnes told reporters in a clip shared by NBC “It was a tragic situation that happened. No one should be killed during a wellness check, but the biggest thing is, anytime someone has to go through that, the last thing they want to have to worry about is trying to come up with money for a funeral ”

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