Laylah Petersen murder suspect pleads not guilty

Posted at 6:13 PM, Sep 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-27 19:37:00-04
MILWAUKEE -- Tuesday was day two of the trial of the man accused of opening fire on the wrong home, killing an innocent Milwaukee girl.
21-year-old Carl Barrett is one of three men charged in the connection to the shooting death of 5-year-old Laylah Petersen.
Petersen was sitting on her grandfather's lap November 6, 2014 when she was shot in the head.
Barrett is the only of the three charged to plead not guilty.
One of the witnesses claims he was in the getaway car when it all happened.
Divonte Forbes is testifying for the prosecution against his former friend, Carl Barrett.
It's part of a plea deal of his own.
Barrett is accused of being one of two men to open fire on the little girl's home in a case of mistaken identity.
Police say they were out for revenge for a man just found not guilty of killing a friends brother.
They targeted the wrong home.
"I just heard lots of shots, they came back to the car," said Divonte Forbes, witness for prosecution.
The other two men charged in this 5-year-old's murder have pleaded guilty and will be sentenced later this year.