Officer who shot girl gets September trial date - DC News FOX 5 DC WTTG

Officer who shot girl gets September trial date

Posted: Updated:

DETROIT (AP) -- A judge has scheduled a Sept. 15 trial date in the case of a Detroit police officer charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of a 7-year-old girl.

Prosecutors pursued the second trial for Officer Joseph Weekley, whose first trial last year ended without a unanimous verdict. The trial date was set Friday in Wayne County Circuit Court.

Weekley admits shooting Aiyana Stanley-Jones during a raid in 2010, but he says the accident occurred when the girl's grandmother grabbed his gun. Mertilla Jones denies any interference.

Police threw a stun grenade through a window, and Weekley was the first officer through the door. Police were hunting for a murder suspect.

Copyright 2014 by myFOXDetroit.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • Download the FOX 2 Apps


  • FOX 2 News Five-Day Forecast
Powered by WorldNow
Untitled

WTTG FOX 5 & myfoxdc
5151 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016
Main Number: (202) 244-5151
Newsroom: (202) 895-3000
fox5tips@wttg.com

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices