06/03/2013 09:10 am ET Updated Aug 03, 2013

Trial In Death Of Aiyana Stanley-Jones Begins; Jury To Decide Accident Or Criminal Negligence | Detroit Free Press


Three years after 7-year-old Aiyana Stanley-Jones was killed in a police raid, a jury will decide whether her death was a tragic accident or criminal negligence on the part of the Detroit police officer who is accused of firing the fatal shot.

The jury -- composed of nine men and four women -- was seated Thursday in Wayne County Circuit Court and is expected to hear opening statements this morning in the trial of Joseph Weekley. The veteran police officer is charged with felony involuntary manslaughter and careless discharge of a firearm causing death.

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