Trial resumes for officer charged in girl's death

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Detroit Police officer Joseph Weekley, left, and his attorney Steve Fishman confer during a break in the proceedings at the Frank Murphy Hall of Justice in Detroit Wednesday, June 5, 2013. Weekley is on trial for involuntary manslaughter in the death of Aiyana Stanley-Jones, 7, during a police raid. (AP Photo/Detroit News, Daniel Mears) DETROIT FREE PRESS OUT; HUFFINGTON POST OUT
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DETROIT (AP) — The grandmother of a 7-year-old girl who was fatally shot during a Detroit police raid has testified at the trial of a police officer charged her killing that she could only watch as her granddaughter died.

Police officer Joseph Weekley is charged with involuntary manslaughter in the May 2010 death of Aiyana Stanley-Jones. Aiyana's grandmother, Mertilla Jones, was sitting on the couch where the child was sleeping when she was killed.

Jones testified Monday that she saw "the light leave out of (Aiyana's) eyes" after she was shot as police sought a murder suspect in the home.

Weekley says his gun accidentally fired when Mertilla Jones reached for it.

The police raid was being filmed by a reality television show crew.

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