FORT WORTH (WBAP/KLIF News ) – The sentencing phase of testimony began Friday in the trial for former Fort Worth Police Officer Aaron Dean.
A Tarrant County jury on Thursday convicted dean on the lesser charge of manslaughter instead of murder in the 2019 shooting death of Atatiana Jefferson during an open door call.
Dr. Kyle Clayton, a forensic psychologist, testified that he performed a pre-employment psychological evaluation on dean in 2017.
“I asked him to rate himself on a scale from 0 to 10. Zero is the worst person possible, five is an average person ten is a person with no flaws. [Prosecution: and what was the result?] He gave himself a 9. [Prosecution: A nine out of ten?] Yes,” he said.
The prosecution asked Dr. Clayton about Dean’s past.
“When he was in his early 20s, he was at a college library and there was a girl that was flirting with him. He said some things to her and then touched her and then she filed charges. He had to pay a fine a complete a sexual harassment course or class,” he said.
Dean testified that he thought the Jefferson’s home was being burglarized and said he fired his weapon when saw a silhouette with a gun through a bedroom window.
He faces anywhere from two to 20 years in prison.
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