Cody Fohrenkam sentenced to 38.5 years in prison for murder of Deshaun Hill, Jr.
Hennepin County Attorney Mary F. Moriarty today released the following statement after Hennepin County Judge Julie Allyn sentenced Cody Logan Fohrenkam, 30, to 463 months in prison for the February 9, 2022, murder of 15-year-old Deshaun Hill, Jr.:
This sentence brings legal closure to a tragic and senseless act of gun violence that devastated those who knew and loved Deshaun and everyone in the North High School community and beyond. I am grateful to the community members, law enforcement, and our team in the County Attorney’s office who played a role in delivering justice for Deshaun and his family. We must address the issues that make violence a viable decision for far too many people. We will continue to work with law enforcement to aggressively prosecute violence and hold those responsible accountable.
Victim impact statements were provided at the sentencing hearing by:
- Tuesday Sheppard, Deshaun's mother
- Deshaun Hill, Deshaun's father
- Christopher Johnson, Deshaun's youth football coach
- Zaheim Barbar
- Talina Hill, Deshaun's sister
- William Walker, Deshaun's family's attorney