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August 22, 2013

Detroit officer accused in death of Aiyana Stanley-Jones faces December retrial

The Detroit police officer accused in the death of 7-year-old Aiyana Stanley-Jones will stand trial for the second time on Dec. 4.

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.

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