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Aiyana Stanley-Jones Trial Draws To Close As Jury Deliberates

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Dominika Stanley, left, the mother of 7-year-old Aiyana Stanley -Jones, who was killed in 2010 in Detroit, sits next to Aiyana's father Charles Jones in attorney Geoffrey Fieger's office in Southfield, Mich., Tuesday, May 18, 2010. On Friday, June 14, 2013, a jury is deliberating at the end of the trial of officer Joseph Weekley who killed Stanley-Jones in a police raid. (AP Photo/The Detroit News, David Coates) | AP

DETROIT — Jurors have gone home without a verdict on the first day of deliberations in the trial of a Detroit police officer charged in the shooting death of a 7-year-old girl.

The jury watched video of the fatal raid Friday during roughly five hours of deliberations. A crew from the police reality show, "The First 48," recorded it from the sidewalk.

Officer Joseph Weekley is charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of Aiyana Stanley-Jones. He told jurors that he was struggling with Aiyana's grandmother when he accidentally pulled the trigger.

The jury can consider two charges: involuntary manslaughter, a felony, or reckless discharge of a firearm, a misdemeanor. Jurors will return Monday.

Aiyana was shot immediately after officers stormed a Detroit house looking for a murder suspect.

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