Fieger: New autopsy suggests cover-up, shows Aiyana shot in head
BY BEN SCHMITT
Armed with diagrams and his own autopsy report, attorney Geoffrey Fieger alleged an all-out cover-up by Detroit police in last month’s shooting death of 7-year-old Aiyana Stanley-Jones.
Fieger released an autopsy by Macomb County Medical Examiner Daniel Spitz, whom Fieger retained, that shows Aiyana was shot through the top of the head, not the neck as previously reported.
On Tuesday, a spokesman for the Wayne County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed Aiyana’s death certificate was changed after a conversation with Spitz.
Detroit police officials did not comment Tuesday. But Fieger challenged the officers involved in the May 16 shooting on the city’s east side to come forward “and tell the truth.”
Fieger said Spitz’s report also bolsters his theory that Officer Joseph Weekley shot Aiyana from an open front door, rather than accidentally when he made contact with the girl’s grandmother inside, as police said.
David Balash, a retired firearms examiner for the Michigan State Police, was surprised by the findings.
“A bullet entering the top of the head is not something you can miss,” he said of the change in the death certificate.
Autopsy could be his attempt to discredit Detroit police probeAiyana’s father said he wants only one thing since he can’t get his daughter back: “the truth.”
Seated next to Fieger, Charles Jones uttered those two words and held up a pair of his daughter’s pink-and-black sneakers.
Fieger took the shoes and set them on his conference table in front of the news media: “These were Aiyana’s princess gym shoes,” he said…..MORE HERE