Homicide

Prosecutor won't pursue 3rd trial against Detroit officer in death of 7-year-old during raid

FILE - In this June 18, 2013 file photo, Detroit police officer Joseph Weekley stands in Judge Cynthia Hathaway's courtroom at the Frank Murphy Hall of Justice in Detroit.  Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy said her office told Aiyana Stanley-Jones’ family Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015 that she will move to dismiss the case against  Weekley. Aiyana was shot in the head while she slept in May 2010. The shooting was not considered intentional. (AP Photo/The Detroit News, John T. Greilick) DETROIT FREE PRESS OUT; HUFFINGTON POST OUT

FILE - In this June 18, 2013 file photo, Detroit police officer Joseph Weekley stands in Judge Cynthia Hathaway's courtroom at the Frank Murphy Hall of Justice in Detroit. Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy said her office told Aiyana Stanley-Jones’ family Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015 that she will move to dismiss the case against Weekley. Aiyana was shot in the head while she slept in May 2010. The shooting was not considered intentional. (AP Photo/The Detroit News, John T. Greilick) DETROIT FREE PRESS OUT; HUFFINGTON POST OUT  (The Associated Press)

A prosecutor will not pursue a third trial against a Detroit police officer in the fatal shooting of a 7-year-old girl during a raid that was filmed by a reality TV show.

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy said her office told Aiyana Stanley-Jones' family Wednesday that she will move to dismiss the case against Joseph Weekley.

Weekley's second trial ended in October with a hung jury on a misdemeanor reckless use of a firearm charge. An involuntary manslaughter charge was dismissed during the trial.

Aiyana was shot in the head while she slept in May 2010. Police were accompanied by a camera crew from "The First 48," which recorded it from the outside but not inside where Aiyana was shot.

Weekley's first trial ended without a verdict in June 2013.