MILWAUKEE — A trial has begun for
a 22-year-old Milwaukee man charged in a toddler's shooting death.
The trial for Darmequaye Cohill
began Monday in a Milwaukee County courtroom and will continue
Tuesday. He's charged with first-degree reckless homicide and
first-degree recklessly endangering safety, both with a dangerous
weapon and as a party to a crime, in connection with the death of
13-month-old Bill Thao.
Cohill is accused of mistakenly
shooting into a Milwaukee duplex over a drug-related dispute on
Dec. 27, killing the boy as he played with toys in the living
His attorney told the jury that
cellphone tower data will show Cohill wasn't in the area at the
time of the shooting.
He faces up to about 47 years in
prison if convicted.