MILWAUKEE -- A Milwaukee jury has found Carl Barrett guilty of first degree intentional homicide in the shooting death of Laylah Petersen.
The jury had to decide whether Barrett was responsible for the death of Petersen, and being one of two men who opened fire on the child's home on N. 58th Street and W. Fairmount Avenue on Nov. 6, 2014.
The prosecution argued Barrett was one of two trigger men. “The state doesn't need to prove which bullet killed this sweet innocent little girl,” said prosecutor Sara Hill.
The state also argued that ballistic evidence and statements from two key witnesses proved Barrett is guilty.
The other two men responsible, according to prosecutors, are Paul Farr and Arlis Gordon. Both men have accepted plea deals. The men have admitted that they shot up the wrong home when Gordon sought to get revenge and targeted a man acquitted for the death of his brother.
“That revenge was so not well thought out that they went to the completely wrong house. They get out of the car, they run to the wrong house and they just shoot it. They light the place up,” said Hill in her closing argument.
Earlier in the week, Farr testified that while he wanted in the car on November 6th, Barrett and Gordon got off of the car.