Aaron Dean’s lawyers file request for new trial

Lawyers are asking for a new trial for a former Fort Worth police officer convicted of manslaughter.

Aaron Dean was found guilty last month and sentenced to nearly 12 years in prison for killing Atatiana Jefferson in 2019.

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His legal team filed a motion this week saying the verdict was "contrary to the law and the evidence."

A hearing on that request has not been scheduled.

A separate filing earlier this month called for an investigation into possible jury misconduct in Dean’s trial.

His lawyers believe a juror may have used social media to ask for suggestions for Dean’s sentence.