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A Marysville police officer will not face a second trial for the death of his 7-year-old daughter, who was shot by the girl s 3-year-old brother with the officer s gun.

The first trial for Officer Derek Carlile ended in a mistrial.

Carlile was charged with second-degree manslaughter for the March 10 shooting in Stanwood.

The Snohomish County Prosecutor s Office said Carlile was in a rush to get to a wedding when he and his family stopped at a shop. Carlile left a loaded .38-caliber revolver in a cup holder between the front seats of the family van.

The 3-year-old grabbed the gun and shot 7-year-old Jenna Carlile in the stomach. She died at the hospital.

A mistrial was declared Nov. 13 after jurors were split in Carlile s trial. Seven jurors wanted to acquit while four wanted to convict. One juror was undecided.

The charging documents indicated Carlile knew the 3-year-old had a fascination with guns. The charges also stated that the holster the gun was in had an ankle strap, which Carlile did not use. The van also had a locking compartment where the gun could have been placed.


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