Officer who shot girl gets September trial date - New York News

Officer who shot girl gets September trial date

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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.

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