A judge has dismissed the charge against a Marysville police officer who was facing a second trial for manslaughter in the death of his 7-year-old daughter after a hung jury earlier this month.
By Christine Clarridge
Seattle Times staff reporter
A Snohomish County judge on Wednesday dismissed a charge of second-degree manslaughter against Marysville police Officer Derek Carlile, who was facing a second trial in the death of his 7-year-old daughter.
Carlile's trial ended in a mistrial last month after a Superior Court jury couldn't reach a unanimous verdict on whether he was negligent when his 3-year-old son fatally shot his older sister with the officer's handgun in the family's parked van in March.