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Koman Willis Charged in Infant’s Shooting Death

Koman Willis could face life in prison if he is found guilty.

Police filed charges in connection with the March shooting death of 6-month-old Jonylah Watkins.

Charged with first-degree murder and aggravated battery with a firearm in the infant’s killing is Koman Willis, 33, DNAinfo Chicago reports. Willis, or the of the 7800 block of South Saint Lawrence Avenue on Chicago’s South Side, had reportedly turned himself in.

Willis was ordered held without bail, the Associated Press reports.

Jonylah died March 12 after she was shot the previous day while sitting on her father’s lap in a parked minivan on the city’s South Side. Jonathan Watkins — the apparent intended target of the shooting — was released from the hospital after he recovered from his gunshot wounds.

Police said Willis had shot at Watkins over a stolen video game system, according to NBC Chicago.

Rob Fisher, Willis’ attorney, maintained his client’s innocence in the case, the AP reports.

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