Bond refused for alleged gunman of six-month-old Jonylah Watkins
BY RUMMANA HUSSAIN Criminal Courts Reporterfirstname.lastname@example.org June 6, 2013 2:26PM
Koman Willis, charged in murder of Jonylah Watkins. | Chicago Police photo
A Cook County judge upheld the “no bail” bond Thursday for the alleged gunman charged with the murder of six-month-old Jonylah Watkins.
“You’re a dangerous individual,” Judge Adam Bourgeois Jr. told Koman Willis, adding that he was concerned about the safety of the larger community.
Another judge had ordered Willis temporarily held without bond late last month while Willis’ attorney gathered information to present in his client’s defense.
Robert Fisher had told reporters at the time that Willis never made any statements incriminating himself in the March 11 murder.
On Thursday, Fisher said the “no bond” was “erroneous.”
Willis “did the right thing” and turned himself in when he found out authorities were looking for him, the defense attorney said.
Willis — who is 32 according to court records and 33 according to the police — opened fire while Jonylah’s father was changing her diaper in a parked van in the 6500 block on South Maryland, according to prosecutors.
Jonathan Watkins also was wounded but survived.
Willis allegedly pulled the trigger in retaliation for stolen drugs and a Sony PlayStation.