A Detroit cop has been charged with manslaughter for the May 2010 shooting of Aiyana Stanley-Jones, who was killed during a raid on her home that was being filmed for the “First 48” reality show. Joseph Weekly fired the fatal shot which hit the sleeping 7-year-old. Producer and videographer Allison Howard has also been charged with perjury and obstruction of justice, after lying at a subpoena hearing; prosecutors claim that her actions added a “seven-month delay” to the investigation.
Both face up to 15 years in prison.
Aiyana’s father is scheduled to appear in court today to face charges for his role in the murder which led to the raid on his family’s home. Charles Jones, 26, is accused of first-degree murder, felon in possession of a firearm, felony firearm, habitual fourth offender and perjury in a court proceeding. He faces mandatory life in prison without parole if found guilty of the murder of 17-year-old Je’rean Blake Nobles, which took place two days prior to Aiyana’s killing.