- Associated Press - Thursday, October 9, 2014

DETROIT (AP) - Jurors have ended another day of deliberations without a verdict in the trial of a Detroit police officer who killed a 7-year-old girl.

Jurors discussed the case against Joseph Weekley for several hours Thursday, a day after they told the judge they were struggling to reach a unanimous decision. Judge Cynthia Gray Hathaway urged them to keep working.

The jury will return Friday.

Weekley is charged with recklessly using a firearm, a misdemeanor carrying a maximum punishment of two years in prison. Hathaway dismissed an involuntary manslaughter charge.

Aiyana Stanley-Jones was shot in the head while she slept on a couch in 2010. Weekley mistakenly pulled the trigger during a chaotic search for a murder suspect at her home.

A jury last year couldn’t reach a verdict.

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