Trial continues for officer charged in Aiyana Jones' death

Published On: May 31 2013 07:45:13 PM EDT   Updated On: Jun 04 2013 01:30:28 AM EDT

A Detroit police officer faces an involuntary manslaughter charge for his alleged part in the 2010 shooting death of 7-year-old Aiyana Jones.


After an emotional first day, the trial continues for the officer charged with killing a young Detroit girl.

Opening statements began Monday morning in the trial of a Detroit police officer charged in the deadly shooting of a 7-year-old Aiyana Stanley-Jones.

More: Jury in Aiyana Jones trial can't take notes

Wayne County Judge Cynthia Gray Hathaway allowed reporters into the courtroom Thursday, a day after banning news media from watching the jury selection process. She didn't explain why reporters were shut out.

The jury, finalized this week, is made up of nine men and four women.

Joseph Weekley is charged with involuntary manslaughter. His gun was fired during a chaotic raid on a Detroit home in May 2010. Jones was shot in the head while asleep on a couch.

A stun grenade was used before police entered the home. Video recorded by a crew from a TV show, "The First 48," will be part of the evidence. The crew was working with Detroit police that night.

-- Joseph Weekley during opening statements, Monday, June 3, 2013.


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