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The mother of Atatiana Jefferson, the woman who was shot and killed by a Fort Worth, Texas cop, has died.

Yolanda Carr died early Thursday at her home following a long illness.

"We just learned Yolanda Carr, the mother of #AtatianaJefferson, passed away in her home early Thursday morning, the family's attorney Lee Merritt tweeted on Thursday.

Atatiana Jefferson, 28, was shot and killed by ex-police officer Aaron Dean who responded to a welfare check at Carr's home on Oct. 12.

Dean, 35, shot Jefferson through a bedroom window when she looked out to investigate a noise in the backyard. Carr was hospitalized and not at home when her daughter was killed.

On Dec. 20, a Grand Jury indicted Dean on a murder charge. He was terminated by the Fort Worth Police Department prior to the indictment.

Carr's death comes two months after her stepfather, Marquis Jefferson, passed away. Marquis filed a lawsuit against the Jefferson family to prevent them from holding Atatiana's funeral without inviting him.

Family spokesman Bruce Carter said Marquis Jefferson died of a broken heart.