Skip to comments.Defense in baby death requests evidence that may prove 'murder-for-hire plot'
Posted on 04/11/2013 2:27:16 PM PDT by Impala64ssa
BRUNSWICK, Ga. -- The defense for the teen accused of killing a Brunswick baby wants evidence released that may connect another local woman to the crime.
Action News uncovered startling new details in the death of 13-month-old Antonio Santiago.
According to police, 17-year-old De'Marquis Elkins murdered the Brunswick baby nearly two weeks ago.
Now his attorney, Kevin Gough, claims someone else may have plotted to have the baby killed and used Elkins as the trigger man.
Action News isn't releasing the woman's name because she hasn't been charged with a crime.
"I know she hasn't been involved in anything. I just know that."
Action News spoke with her daughter who didn't want to show her face on camera.
"She had nothing to do with it. She didn't even know the mother."
But a four-page motion we obtained from the Glynn County Courthouse says otherwise.
Court documents filed by the public defender requests the immediate disclosure of all evidence that suggests she "may have been involved in a murder-for-hire plot or insurance fraud in connection with the death of Antonio Santiago."
Those are allegations this family member adamantly denies. "I know she didn't have anything to do with the murder. Any kind of plot that went on it, I know she have anything to do with it."
Elkins is due back in court Friday for a bond hearing.
I said at the time, there was more to this story.
People just don’t walk up and put a bullet in a babies head.
It's done in nearly every arrest....keeps the cops busy proving libel......
I agree with you. I found it quite strange from the start, especially the father living across the street.
Not too many people bother with life insurance for babies.
Interesting defense tactic. “No, your honor, my client did not kill that baby as part of a robbery gone bad. The defense will present irrefutable evidence that the defendent killed that child as part of a planned, premeditated attack.”
The article isn’t very clear, but it doesn’t seem to involve the mother, but some other woman (SOW) and that the SOW’s daughter says the SOW doesn’t even know the infant’s mother.
The SOW couldn’t insure somebody else’s baby (at least not in my state) so the insurance angle doesn’t seem as likely as perhaps a jealous GF wanting the baby (and child support) to go away so she doesn’t have to share the baby-daddy.
Modern version of the wicked stepmother only she hires a feral youth instead of the hunstman.
They are just following in the footsteps of the Zimmerman case. Blame the victim in any possible way.
I wanted to get $50,000 life insurance for my new children (not babies) and was told by my agent that the maximum I could get, by law, was $25,000 each. It doesn't sound real but what possible motive could he have for not selling me more insurance?
I'm in Illinois though and there is no understanding a democrat run legislature.
Tell that to Gerber. They advertise life insurance for children all the time. People fall for the sales pitch all the time.
I did not shoot that baby!! But if I did, here’s who
hired me. LOL!! Okay O.J.
Dittos. Something about this story hasn't quite passed the smell test from the very beginning.
Really stupid - because it would seem that a “murder-for-hire” might easily be a death penalty case where the “botched robbery” thing maybe not.
"People" don't. These sub-human mutants from the inner cities have been doing such, and worse, for several decades.
Why would you insure liabilities? The only insurance you need on children is accident insurance and lots of it.