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Mistrial Declared In Detroit Cop's OIS Case

June 18, 2013  | 

Screenshot via WXYZ.
Screenshot via WXYZ.
Detroit Police Officer Joseph Weekley will stand trial a second time for the shooting death of 7-year-old Aiyana Stanley Jones after a judge on Tuesday declared a mistrial.

Grim-faced jurors, after deliberating for about 15 hours over three days, told Judge Cynthia Gray Hathaway Tuesday afternoon they were unable to reach a verdict in the trial of Weekley, who was charged with manslaughter for fatally shooting Aiyana during a May 16, 2010, search for a murder suspect.

Weekley testified last week he didn't realize at first that his gun went off — which was a point of contention in the deliberations, according to a juror who didn't want to be identified.

Read the full Detroit News story.

Tags: Detroit PD, Officer Court Testimony, Building Raids, Officer Involved Shootings


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Oliver @ 6/19/2013 5:22 PM

Too bad, he will live for the rest of his life that he kill a child, he may one day kill himself for that and/or be in Jail 20 + years for that great mistake

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