Investigation still open after baby Bill Thao killed in 2014 shooting
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- It's been more than four years since 1-year-old Bill Thao was shot and killed after dozens of shots were fired into his Milwaukee home.
Darmequaye Cohill is serving a 50-year sentence for the baby's death but CBS 58 learned Friday the case isn't closed.
The District Attorney's Office says a special prosecutor is now re-examining the case 13-month old Bill Thao was shot and killed.
It was just a few days after Christmas 2014 when more than 40 shots were fired into a home on North 73rd Street killing 1-year-old Bill Thao.
Police say more than one person fired at the home, trying to retaliate against another drug dealer, but they got the wrong home.
Darmequaye Cohill was the only person ever charged in this case.
In 2015, a jury found him guilty of first-degree reckless homicide and recklessly endangering safety…and he was sentenced to 50 years in prison.
But the case is far from over.
The District Attorney's Office is now working with a special prosecutor to examine new evidence, including new information from a witness that shows Cohill may have been wrongfully convicted.
On Friday, Cohill's attorney Craig Powell released a statement to CBS 58 saying:
"Mr. Cohill has steadfastly maintained his innocence since day one. There is an ongoing investigation into new evidence supporting his innocence and we will take the next steps when appropriate."
Court records show Cohill and his attorney have extended the deadline to appeal his case 12 times.
The Chief Deputy District Attorney says once the special prosecutor finishes his investigation we should know if more people are responsible for baby Bill's death, instead of or in addition to Cohill.
The next deadline for Cohill to file an appeal is February 25 and Cohill's attorney says they will most likely be granted another extension.