Atatiana Jefferson's Father Dies Of Heart Attack | KERA News

Atatiana Jefferson's Father Dies Of Heart Attack

Nov 10, 2019

Atatiana Jefferson's father, Marquis Jefferson, suffered a heart attack and died Saturday night at a Dallas hospital.

The Dallas Morning News has confirmed Marquis Jefferson's death with his spokesman, Bruce Carter. Carter told KDFW that Jefferson "just couldn't get back from what happened with his daughter."

Marquis Jefferson's daughter, Atatiana Jefferson, was killed last month after police went to her home for a welfare check. She was playing video games with her 8-year-old nephew when she heard officer Aaron Dean outside and went to a window to investigate. Dean shot her through the window. Police say he did not identify himself as a police officer. Dean was charged with murder after resigning from the force.

After his daughter's death, Marquis Jefferson sought a temporary restraining order to gain control over the funeral arrangements from his daughter's aunt. A deal was eventually reached and the funeral was rescheduled.