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Two Brunswick teens indicted on murder charges in baby's shooting death
jacksonville.com ^ | March 27, 2013 | Terry Dickson

Posted on 03/27/2013 2:54:56 PM PDT by Uncle Chip

A Glynn County grand jury has indicted De’Marquise Kareem Elkins, 17, and Dominique Demetrius Lang, 14, on murder and other charges in the March 21 death of a 13-month old boy.

It also indicted Elkins’ mother and sister with tampering with evidence in throwing the pistol that was used to shoot the child and his mother in a pond.

Elkins is also accused of shooting a man in a March 11 robbery attempt, and his mother and another aunt are charged with making false statements to police.

The indictment Wednesday said a .22 caliber revolver was used to shoot toddler Antonio Angel Santiago, his mother Sherry West, who was wounded in the right thigh, and the March 11 victim.

Elkins alone is charged with malice murder but both he and Lang are charged with two counts of felony murder in that the baby was killed during the commission of aggravated assault and attempted robbery, the indictment says.

The indictment charges each of them with three counts of aggravated assault in shooting West and her baby and in striking West on the head with the weapon.

They are each charged with the attempted robbery of West and first degree cruelty to children in causing the baby to suffer “cruel and excessive pain” by shooting him in the face.

Elkins’ mother, Karimah Elkins, and aunt, Kartina Elkins, were charged with making false statements to police. The indictment says that while speaking to police on March 22, Katrina Elkins provided a false alibi for Elkins by reporting he was at her residence during the shooting.

On the same day, the indictment says, Karimah Elkins also provided a false alibi for her son by telling police he was with her during shooting.

(Excerpt) Read more at jacksonville.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: babyantonio; babykiller; brunswick; sherrywest

1 posted on 03/27/2013 2:54:56 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

De’Marquise of Queensbury rules were not followed.


2 posted on 03/27/2013 2:57:40 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: Uncle Chip

Did the alibis conflict?

“He didn’t shoot nobody he was with me at my house!” the aunt.

“He couldn’t have shot anyone, he was with me at my house!” the mom.

Different house?


3 posted on 03/27/2013 2:57:47 PM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: Uncle Chip

Disgusting. I’m still waiting for the piece of garbage living in our White House to call the mother of this slaughtered baby to console her and maybe pay all funeral expenses incurred (out of his own pocket) because of his two sons.

What a filthy racist son-of-a-bitch this Kenyan-born illegal alien is.


4 posted on 03/27/2013 2:58:08 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: laweeks

Amen.


5 posted on 03/27/2013 3:04:17 PM PDT by Toespi
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To: laweeks
People like to say in jest that "if Obama had sons" and similar, but these really are Obama's sons. The incredibly toxic race baiting, class warfare, and incitement to violence messages that have emanated from the White House during this administration caused this, just as every Nazi could have been considered a child of Hitler. He made them.
6 posted on 03/27/2013 3:04:27 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Uncle Chip

And they were such good boyz. They were turning their lives around.


7 posted on 03/27/2013 3:05:01 PM PDT by willibeaux (de ole Korean War vet age 83)
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To: willibeaux

Elkins was going for his GED and Lang was in a midnight basketball program.


8 posted on 03/27/2013 3:07:23 PM PDT by LukeL (Barack Obama: Jimmy Carter 2 Electric Boogaloo)
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To: Uncle Chip

I hope they all go to prison for a long time. It’s probably the best we can hope for.


9 posted on 03/27/2013 3:13:28 PM PDT by patriotsblood
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To: Uncle Chip

So it was the gun,,,,,,,....... Good!


10 posted on 03/27/2013 3:17:44 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: allmendream

Split personality —


11 posted on 03/27/2013 3:20:07 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

Forensics should test fire this gun in the backs of these two punks heads and then test to see if the bullets match those in the child.

What kind of monster can fire a bullet into the face of a 13 month old baby.? Not one who I want living on this planet.


12 posted on 03/27/2013 3:21:25 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Uncle Chip

Aspiring rappers?


13 posted on 03/27/2013 3:21:37 PM PDT by nonliberal (Graduate: Curtis E. LeMay School of International Relations)
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To: Uncle Chip

No 1st degree murder charge? Or would that just get plea-bargained away? Go for lesser charges and convictions? Anyone know?


14 posted on 03/27/2013 3:22:09 PM PDT by carriage_hill (The most insidious power the news media has, is the power to ignore.)
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To: patriotsblood

Rope + tree = Room temperature

QED


15 posted on 03/27/2013 3:23:53 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Uncle Chip

No 1st degree murder charge? Or would that just get plea-bargained away? Go for lesser charges and convictions? Anyone know?


16 posted on 03/27/2013 3:24:13 PM PDT by carriage_hill (The most insidious power the news media has, is the power to ignore.)
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To: carriage_hill

I would assume it would be 2nd degree. They didn’t plan on that child previous to leaving. A FReeper lawyer will hopefully jump in.


17 posted on 03/27/2013 3:25:32 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: patriotsblood

To hell with prison. They deserve the chair.


18 posted on 03/27/2013 3:28:58 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'll stop being a cynic when the world stops giving me reasons to be cynical.)
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To: EEGator

Premeditated intent for 1st degree? I guess the DA knows what s/he is doing, unlike the corrupt, criminal DA in the Zimmerman-Martin case.


19 posted on 03/27/2013 3:29:10 PM PDT by carriage_hill (The most insidious power the news media has, is the power to ignore.)
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To: carriage_hill; EEGator
. . . lawyer chiming in here . . .

There are no "degrees" of murder in GA.

"Malice murder" is a capital/death penalty offense if the DA elects to seek the DP.

"Felony murder" is murder committed in the course of another crime.

They have charged them with everything they can. You can't impose the death penalty on a minor.

20 posted on 03/27/2013 3:30:51 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGS Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: AnAmericanMother

Thanks for the help.

My law degree is watching Law & Order and NCIS. :)


21 posted on 03/27/2013 3:32:55 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: EEGator

Criminal Minds as well.


22 posted on 03/27/2013 3:33:46 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Uncle Chip

So what, no one’s still saying the mother did it like they did when this story started?


23 posted on 03/27/2013 3:40:02 PM PDT by chaosagent (Remember, no matter how you slice it, forbidden fruit still tastes the sweetest!)
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To: laweeks
If Obama had a son...


24 posted on 03/27/2013 3:43:11 PM PDT by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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To: chaosagent
I didn't say the mother did it, but I was thinking of it as a possibility and waiting for more evidence.

This crime as it has played out is so heinous, so unthinkable, that it has to cross one's mind that a deranged, post-partum-depressed, whacked-out mom might in a moment of insanity kill her baby. Susan Smith, Andrea Yates . . . it has happened before.

That a couple of total strangers would execute a baby in a stroller is beyond evil and there's no excuse for it. It means that the whole world has gone mad, and that none of us are safe.

Even a crazy mom is preferable to that realization.

25 posted on 03/27/2013 3:45:48 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGS Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: chaosagent

*Some* are still saying the mother could be involved, could have hired these geniuses to shoot her and her baby. Or could have hired someone who hired these geniuses. No letting her off the hook.


26 posted on 03/27/2013 3:49:19 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: Uncle Chip
De’Marquise Kareem and Dominique Demetrius...

Amish sons of Obama's white half?

Along with mom and auntie repeatedly accessories after the fact.

This will only be solved by Saturday hangings in the park for all four.

The fathers are probably wisely out of the country by now, unless they are already doin' time.

27 posted on 03/27/2013 3:50:58 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Uncle Chip

As soon as the MSM can locate a photo of the 17-year-old accused shooter when he was nine years old the story will get wider coverage.


28 posted on 03/27/2013 3:54:27 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: AnAmericanMother

Thank you for the clarification.

Can’t they just be taken out behind the jail, headshot, and thrown into a dumpster? Which is what they deserve?


29 posted on 03/27/2013 4:02:28 PM PDT by carriage_hill (The most insidious power the news media has, is the power to ignore.)
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To: EEGator

If the killing is done in the comission of an armed robbery it would be first degree murder....and w death penalty if they were over 18. It should be first degree murder for both


30 posted on 03/27/2013 4:11:27 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (GOP = Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: EDINVA
No letting her off the hook.

It appears that she is off the hook. From the article:

County Police Chief Matt Doering said West was never a suspect in her child’s slaying nor was the boy’s father, Louis Santiago, who lives across Union Street from West.

“We believe the location and the victim were both random,’’

31 posted on 03/27/2013 4:14:07 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: SeminoleCounty

See post #20, a FReeper lawyer weighs in.


32 posted on 03/27/2013 4:17:32 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: EDINVA

I said it, as a supposition. Everything about this case is weird, just like every about Zero is weird. I dare to question.


33 posted on 03/27/2013 4:17:54 PM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: EEGator

“Rope + tree = Room temperature”

I disagree.

This should be “Rope + tree = Ambient temperature”. Why bring them inside? Let them swing in the breeze for awhile, a stern warning to those like them who think the path to easy street is by robbing and murdering the innocent.

(Yes, I know we have a judicial system to handle these matters. However, justice delayed is justice denied, and I can’t imagine the ongoing pain of the parents.)


34 posted on 03/27/2013 4:20:11 PM PDT by Tigerized ("..and whack 'em, and whack 'em, and whack 'em!' cried the Toad in ecstasy." (continuing in 2013))
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To: Tigerized

What if it’s 68 - 72 degrees outside?


35 posted on 03/27/2013 4:23:18 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Uncle Chip

fire ants, evisceration, and hungry dogs ...


36 posted on 03/27/2013 5:56:54 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs, you've likely misread the situation.)
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To: EEGator

“What if it’s 68 - 72 degrees outside?”

Georgia in late March?

(Why stink up the room, anyway?)


37 posted on 03/27/2013 6:39:47 PM PDT by Tigerized ("..and whack 'em, and whack 'em, and whack 'em!' cried the Toad in ecstasy." (continuing in 2013))
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To: Uncle Chip

In a videotaped interview, Sherry West described a previous situation when she reported her next-door neighbor to police, who was constantly smoking crack and playing loud music and causing lots of problems, criminal activity, etc. Eventually she had the neighbor evicted.

West speculated that her older son’s death and the latest shooting of her and her baby may all be related to gang revenge for having the neighbor woman evicted.

Now I wonder: Was the neighbor De’Marquis Elkins’ mother??


38 posted on 03/27/2013 6:43:11 PM PDT by IChing
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To: IChing

The nearest that I could tell from the mother is that the girl next door who was doing all those things and who she got evicted was her dead son’s girl friend from up in New Jersey.

She must have moved down from New Jersey after her son [the girl’s boyfriend] was killed in 2008 to be near his mother. Very strange —


39 posted on 03/27/2013 7:08:22 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Tigerized

You win, I was just being stubborn. :)


40 posted on 03/27/2013 7:36:09 PM PDT by EEGator
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Here is the 8 page 15 Count indictment:

http://www.news4jax.com/blob/view/-/19494090/data/1/-/mveal3z/-/Indictment-of-5-in-killing-of-toddler.pdf

Now they’ve got his sister.

4 members from the Elkins family: Elkins himself, his sister, his mother, his aunt — all indicted.


41 posted on 03/27/2013 9:47:49 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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This family is a one-stop criminal enterprise. The momma tells the police that her baby couldn’t have done it because he was with her from 8 to 11 in the morning. The problem is that she was getting out of jail at 10:30 that morning:

“According to an arrest warrant, Karimah Elkins told officers she was with her son between 8 and 11 a.m. on Goodyear Avenue when she was actually being detained at the Glynn County Detention Center at that time. She was released around 10:30 a.m.”

http://www.news4jax.com/news/Teens-indicted-in-Ga-toddler-slaying-17-year-old-indicted-in-2nd-shooting/-/475880/19490264/-/item/1/-/3rqttkz/-/index.html

Yep — they live among us — and they vote


42 posted on 03/27/2013 10:01:02 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Navy Patriot

Maybe these two lads could work for Planned Parenthood.


43 posted on 03/27/2013 10:21:00 PM PDT by gitmo ( If your theology doesn't become your biography it's useless.)
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To: gitmo

They certainly have the resumes for the work.


44 posted on 03/27/2013 10:22:37 PM PDT by gitmo ( If your theology doesn't become your biography it's useless.)
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