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FILE -- In this May 18, 2010 file photo, Dominika Stanley, left, the mother of 7-year-old Aiyana Jones sits next to Aiyana's father Charles Jones in attorney Geoffrey Fieger's office in Southfield, Mich. A judge won't delay the trial of a Detroit police officer who accidentally killed 7-year-old Aiyana Jones during a raid, despite his attorney's concerns that a "media frenzy" following a police shooting in Missouri could harm his client's right to an impartial jury. Detroit Officer Joseph Weekley is charged with involuntary manslaughter. Wayne County Judge Cynthia Hathaway said Weekley's trial will start Monday, Sept. 15, 2014 as planned. This is Weekley's second trial. The first ended without a verdict in June 2013. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
In this undated booking photo released by the Detroit Police Department, Chauncey L. Owens, 34, is shown in Detroit. Owens has been charged in the fatal shooting of a teenager outside a Detroit convenience store. Owens was arrested Sunday following a raid on an east side duplex. He is charged with first-degree murder and is expected to be arraigned on Thursday, May 20, 2010. Prosecutors say 17-year-old Jerean Blake was killed Friday following an argument. Police say they tracked Owens to the duplex, which they raided early Sunday morning. Seven-year-old Aiyana Stanley-Jones was accidentally shot to death by a police officer during the raid. (AP Photo/Detroit Police Department)
This Saturday, May 25, 2013 photo shows the exterior of the Detroit home where Aiyana Stanley-Jones was fatally shot during a police raid in May 2010. Detroit Officer Joseph Weekley goes to trial Wednesday, May 29, 2013 on a charge of involuntary manslaughter. (AP Photo/Ed White)
Mark Robinson, cousin of 7-year-old Aiyana Jones, who was killed early Sunday in Detroit, sits in attorney Geoffrey Fieger's office in Southfield, Mich., Tuesday, May 18, 2010. Fieger has filed two lawsuits related to a weekend raid that led to her death. Fieger says Detroit police had no legitimate reason to throw a flash grenade into the home of Aiyana Jones early Sunday. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
** FOR USE AS DESIRED, YEAR END PHOTOS ** FILE - In this May 18, 2010 file photo, Attorney Geoffrey Fieger addresses the media in his office in Southfield, Mich., with from left, Dominika Stanley, he mother of 7-year-old Aiyana Jones, who was killed in Detroit, Aiyana's father Charles Jones, grandmother Mertilla Jones and aunt Krystal Sanders. Fieger has filed two lawsuits related to a weekend raid that led to Aiyana's death. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
Mertilla Jones, left, the grandmother of 7-year-old Aiyana Jones, who was killed early Sunday in Detroit, is comforted by Aiyana's aunt, Krystal Sanders, in attorney Geoffrey Fieger's office in Southfield, Mich., Tuesday, May 18, 2010. Fieger, the lawyer for the family of the slain 7-year-old Detroit girl has filed two lawsuits related to a weekend raid that led to her death. Fieger says Detroit police had no legitimate reason to throw a flash grenade into the home of Aiyana Jones early Sunday. He says she was burned by the explosive and struck by a police bullet shot from outside the home. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
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DETROIT (AP) - The trial of a Detroit police officer who killed a girl during a raid is resuming, likely with more testimony from the victim's grandmother.

Jurors were sent home last Wednesday after Mertilla Jones yelled and sobbed as she described the shooting of 7-year-old Aiyana Stanley-Jones. Jones looked at Officer Joseph Weekley in court and said, "You killed my grandbaby."

Weekley is charged with involuntary manslaughter. His first trial last year ended without a verdict.

Weekley insists he accidentally pulled the trigger when Jones grabbed his gun, but she denies any interference. Police were raiding the home in 2010 to look for a murder suspect.

The trial began Sept. 18.

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