- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 24, 2014

DETROIT (AP) - The grandmother of a girl killed during a police raid sobbed and yelled in court as she accused a Detroit officer of lying about the shooting.

Mertilla Jones testified Wednesday in the trial of Joseph Weekley, who is charged with involuntary manslaughter. Seven-year-old Aiyana Stanley-Jones was shot in May 2010.

Weekley insists he mistakenly pulled the trigger when Jones grabbed his gun. But Jones vigorously denied it, saying, “You know I never touched you.”

Jones told the officer, “You killed my grandbaby.” The jury was excused while Jones was escorted from court. Judge Cynthia Gray Hathaway later told jurors they can’t decide the case based on sympathy.

The trial will resume Monday.

It’s the second trial for Weekley. A jury last year failed to reach a verdict.



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