Jury deliberations begin in shooting death trial of 7-year-old Aiyana Jones
6:08 AM, Jun 14, 2013
5:32 PM, Jun 14, 2013
DETROIT (WXYZ) - Jury deliberations are under way in the trial of a Detroit police officer accused in the fatal shooting of a 7-year-old girl.
Jurors received instructions from a judge Friday morning.
Joseph Weekley told jurors Thursday that he wasn't reckless when he accidentally fired his gun during a raid, killing Aiyana Stanley-Jones three years ago. He says he was struggling with Aiyana's grandmother over the gun.
Weekley is charged with involuntary manslaughter, a felony, but the jury also can consider a misdemeanor crime.
Prosecutor Rob Moran says there was no interference from grandmother Mertilla Jones. But, defense attorney Steve Fishman says Jones has no credibility because she's told different stories about what happened.
Aiyana was killed when police raided a house to capture a murder suspect.