Prosecutors drop case against man accused of shooting 6-month-old Chicago girl in 2013

CHICAGO — Cook County prosecutors last week quietly dropped all charges against a man accused of fatally shooting 6-month-old Jonylah Watkins as her father held the child in his arms. Koman Willis, who had been in custody awaiting trial since 2013, walked free after a hearing Dec. 14 at which prosecutors threw out the case, records show. “We’re very happy that he is now home with his family,” his attorney Jed Stone told the Chicago Tribune. A statement from the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office said they decided not to bring him to trial “in light of significant developments that occurred …

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