Aiyana Jones grandma testifies: 'Aiyana was hit'
Updated On: Jun 10 2013 05:42:13 PM EDT
Jones testified she and Aiyana had a ritual of sleeping together on a couch which was in front of a large window. The window was covered with blinds and a blanket.
Jones testified, "I rolled onto the floor because glass from the window was on the couch - lying on my stomach – looking at the front door. I saw all these police rushing into the front door. It looked like there could’ve been maybe three or four."
Prosecutor: "Did you see them come into your house as you were lying on the floor?"
Mertilla: "Yes I did."
Prosecutor: "What happened then?"
Mertilla: "As soon as they came in (pause) the gun was just pointing right there and Aiyana was hit. He pulled the trigger."
Prosecutor: "After you saw her get shot what did you do?"
Mertilla: "I was screaming and hollering. I said, 'You done f**ked up! You all did f**k this up. You killed my granddaughter.' They weren't paying any attention to me."
Aiyana Stanley-Jones, 7, died after being shot in the head. Officer Joseph Weekley, of the Special Response Team, is accused of firing the deadly shot.
Weekley is charged with involuntary manslaughter. His gun was fired during the chaotic raid at the Detroit home in May 2010.
A stun grenade was used before police entered the home.
The crew was working with Detroit police that night.
The Trial thus far:
- Opening statements underway in Aiyana Jones murder trial
- Jury hears tactics used by police when girl was killed
- Police officer testifies about seeing slain Aiyana Jones
- Video evidence takes front stage in Aiyana Jones' murder trial