Key Witness Is Calm The 2nd Time Testifying In Cop’s Trial For Girl’s Fatal Shooting

CBS Detroit

DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – A key witness whose stormy remarks temporarily halted the trial of a Detroit police officer returned for more testimony Tuesday, speaking slowly and softly about a chaotic raid that killed her 7-year-old granddaughter while the girl slept on a couch.

Judge Cynthia Gray Hathaway warned Mertilla Jones not to “act out.”

WWJ Newsradio 905’s Marie Osborne reported Tuesday that Steve Fishman, attorney for Officer Joseph Weekley, wasted no time in confronting Jones about the outburst that had prompted him to ask for a mistrial.

Clutching a tissue in her left hand, she was very calm, even when a defense lawyer suggested her screams and tears last week were intentional.

“Your demeanor’s a lot different today than it was Wednesday, don’t you agree?” asked Fishman.

Jones repeated her claim that Weekley intentionally killed Aiyana Stanley-Jones in 2010 during a midnight search for a murder suspect. Prosecutors won’t go…

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