December Retrial for Detroit Cop Who Shot 7-Year-Old

Officer Joseph Weekley, accused in the death of Aiyana Stanley-Jones, will stand trial for a second time Dec. 4. 

Joseph Weekley (screenshot from CBS Local Detroit)
Joseph Weekley (screenshot from CBS Local Detroit)

A judge on Wednesday set a Dec. 4 retrial date for the Detroit police officer accused in the death of 7-year-old Aiyana Stanley-Jones, the Detroit Free Press reports.

The date for Officer Joseph Weekley’s trial was set during a hearing Wednesday before Wayne County Circuit Judge Cynthia Gray Hathaway.

Weekley, whose gun went off killing Aiyana during a raid targeting a murder suspect in May 2010, has been charged with involuntary manslaughter, a felony, and careless discharge of a firearm causing death, a misdemeanor.

A mistrial was declared in June when the jury told a judge they were hung after nearly three days of deliberations.

Read more at the Detroit Free Press.