Prosecutor hasn’t dropped case against Detroit police officer for Aiyana Jones killing


Aiyana Stanley-Jonessource: MLive.com
published: 20 November 2014

Despite two failed attempts to convict Detroit Police Officer Joseph Weekley in connection to the 2010 killing of 7-year-old Aiyana Stanley-Jones during a raid, the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office has not dropped the case.

A pretrial hearing scheduled for Friday has been delayed until Dec. 21, the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office said in a statement Wednesday.

Two juries, one in June of 2013 and a second in October, failed to reach a unanimous decision in the case resulting in mistrials.

Judge Cynthia Gray Hathaway dismissed the most serious charge against Weekley, involuntary manslaughter, during the second trial .He still faces a charge of misdemeanor careless discharge of a weapon causing death, which carries a punishment of up to two years in prison.

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