No new trial yet for Detroit cop in girl's death

July 25, 2013 - 12:35 PM
Police Raid Girl Killed

Attorney Steve Fishman, left, consults with his client, Detroit police officer Joseph Weekley before Judge Cynthia Gray Hathaway moves his new trial pre-trial conference to August 21 at the Frank Murphy Hall of Justice in Detroit, Thursday, July 25, 2013. Judge Cynthia Gray Hathaway says she wants to have a second trial before the end of the year. She told attorneys Thursday she'll discuss a date on Aug. 21. Weekley is charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of Aiyana Stanley-Jones. His first trial in June ended without a verdict. His gun went off after he stormed a Detroit home to catch a murder suspect in 2010. (AP Photo/Detroit Free Press, Kathleen Galligan) Kathleen Galligan/Detroit Free Press

DETROIT (AP) — It could be months before another trial is held in the case of a Detroit police officer who admits he accidentally killed a 7-year-old girl.

Wayne County Judge Cynthia Gray Hathaway says she wants to have a second trial before the end of the year. She told attorneys Thursday she'll discuss a date on Aug. 21.

Joseph Weekley is charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of Aiyana Stanley-Jones. His first trial in June ended without a verdict. His gun went off after he stormed a Detroit home to catch a murder suspect in 2010.

Separately, a videographer filming the raid for "The First 48" TV show was placed on probation Thursday and ordered to perform community service. Allison Howard pleaded no contest to obstructing justice during the investigation.