Closing arguments in Laylah Petersen trial start Thursday

Posted at 4:31 PM, Sep 28, 2016

MILWAUKEE -- Closing arguments start Thursday morning for the trial against the man accused of opening fire on the wrong home, killing an innocent Milwaukee girl.

21-year-old Carl Barrett is accused of being one of two men to shoot into 5-year-old Laylah Petersen's home in a case of mistaken identity.

Petersen was sitting on her grandfather's lap watching television when she was shot in the head.

On Wednesday, Paul Farr, the man accused of driving Laylah's killers to her home, testified against Barrett as part of a plea deal of his own.

"Because somebody got killed and it was a kid, and that could have been anybody's kid. It could have been my daughter," Paul Farr said as he testified as a witness for the prosecution.

Farr and another suspect in the 5-year-old's murder already made plea deals and will be sentenced later this year.