The judge who was set to preside over former Fort Worth Officer Aaron Dean’s trial for the murder of Atatiana Jefferson has been removed from the case.
Attorneys for a former Fort Worth police officer charged with murder went to court asking for a new judge to be assigned to the case. They claim the state district court judge is biased against them and their client Aaron Dean.
In their motion, Dean's attorneys claim “Judge Hagerman should recuse himself or be recused from any further proceedings in this case because he has manifested an attitude towards defense counsel that clearly shows that he is not a fair and impartial jurist in this case."
The murder trial of former Fort Worth officer Aaron Dean for the death of Atatiana Jefferson was delayed again. This time the defense is asking for a new judge.
Lawyers for former Fort Worth police officer Aaron Dean are asking for yet another delay in the start of his trial for the murder of Atatiana Jefferson.
A former Fort Worth police officer charged in the 2019 shooting death of Atatiana Jefferson has a court date as his murder trial approaches.
A judge has ruled the murder trial for a former Fort Worth police officer accused of fatally shooting Atatiana Jefferson will stay in Tarrant County. But the seemingly annoyed judge agreed to delay jury selection till next month.
Aaron Dean’s legal team on Tuesday again played hours of local news coverage that has aired since the deadly shooting. That was the only courtroom action for the second straight day.
Dean's defense attorneys played hours of news coverage of the case in court Monday morning. They argue he will not be able to get a fair trial in Tarrant County because the case has received too much publicity over the past few years.
Aaron Dean attended the hearing virtually because of a medical issue. He is currently free on bond. Prosecutors want the trial to begin in the month of March rather than the tentatively set date in May.
The trial for the former Fort Worth officer accused of killing Atatiana Jefferson is being pushed back until May.
The lawyers for the former Fort Worth officer accused of killing Atatiana Jefferson want more time to prepare for his murder trial. They also want the trial moved out of Tarrant County.
Lawyers for a former Fort Worth police officer hope his trial will be moved out of Tarrant County. They say he cannot get a fair hearing in the city where he is accused of murdering Atatiana Jefferson.
Dean’s team argues the media coverage in North Texas has been too pervasive. They also called it prejudicial and inflammatory.
There was tension in the hallway after a judge on Tuesday set the trial date for a former Fort Worth police officer charged with murder. A small crowd confronted former officer Aaron Dean at the elevator. He made no comment and left without further incident.
The family and friends of Atatiana Jefferson will be there as Fort Worth proclaims Tuesday “Tay Day.”
Friends and family of Atatiana Jefferson paid tribute to her life and legacy Saturday by holding a parade march through downtown Fort Worth.
Aaron Dean's trial date is set for November 16, 2021 in Tarrant County.
The city is now discussing how to move forward on the matter after the road name change in Atatiana Jefferson's honor was formally signed off on just weeks ago.
The Fort Worth city council gave a green light to a plan that would rename a portion of I-35W in honor of a woman who was killed by police.