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    Funeral Rescheduled for Atatiana Jefferson
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    Atatiana Jefferson, who was shot and killed by a Fort Worth police officer while in her home, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019.

    The funeral has been rescheduled for a woman shot and killed in her home by a Fort Worth police officer.

    The service for Atatiana Jefferson is planned for 11 a.m. Thursday at Concord Church in Dallas. That's after a settlement was reached Monday between members of Jefferson's family.

    Jefferson's father had obtained a restraining order Friday to prevent a funeral scheduled for Saturday afternoon, forcing its postponement. But at a hearing Monday in Dallas, Jefferson's mother and three siblings intervened, asking Probate Court Judge Brenda Hull Thompson to dismiss the father's complaint.

    The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported that after Thompson issued a gag order, all sides negotiated for seven hours before they reached an agreement.

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    The officer who shot Jefferson through a back window resigned and was charged with murder.

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