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Ga. man faces trial in killing of baby in stroller
Yahoo News ^ | August 17, 2013 | RUSS BYNUM

Posted on 08/17/2013 2:55:06 PM PDT by Uncle Chip

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — It was a tiny bullet that took the short life of Antonio Santiago.

He had learned to walk, but not yet talk, when he was killed March 21, six weeks after his first birthday. He was strapped in his stroller, out for a walk with his mother a few blocks from their apartment near the Georgia coast, when someone shot the boy between the eyes with a .22-caliber bullet the size of a garden pea.

The teenager charged as the shooter is scheduled to stand trial next week in a courthouse far from the scene of the crime. Because of public outrage and news coverage, a judge has moved 18-year-old De'Marquise Elkins' trial 325 miles away, to the suburbs outside Atlanta.

Jury selection starts Monday at the Cobb County courthouse in Marietta. Superior Court Judge Stephen Kelley has set aside two weeks for the trial.

Elkins faces life in prison if convicted of murder. His youth spared him a possible death sentence. At the time of the shooting he was 17, too young to face capital charges in Georgia.

Police say the motive was as banal as the slaying of a toddler was shocking. Investigators concluded that Antonio was killed during an attempted street robbery as his mother, Sherry West, was strolling home with the child from the post office. West said a gunman demanding cash shot her baby in the face after she told him she had no money.....

"He kept asking, and I just said 'I don't have it,'" West told The Associated Press the day after the slaying. "And he said, 'Do you want me to kill your baby?' And I said, 'No, don't kill my baby!'".........

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: antoniowest; babyantonio; brunswick; sherrywest
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Another We Are Trayvon Martin nomination for Thug of the Year --
1 posted on 08/17/2013 2:55:06 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

“Man”? I don’t think so.


2 posted on 08/17/2013 2:55:34 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Uncle Chip
a judge has moved 18-year-old De'Marquise Elkins' trial 325 miles away, to the suburbs outside Atlanta.

Well, according to Jesse Jackson, Atlanta is the perfect place to find a "jury of his peers"... young urban hoodie covered feral black youth are their by the boatload..

3 posted on 08/17/2013 2:59:33 PM PDT by Popman
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To: Uncle Chip

Although this thug isn’t quite as interesting to our bottom-feeding leftwing media, apparently.


4 posted on 08/17/2013 3:00:16 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Uncle Chip

Wow, that is so evil.


5 posted on 08/17/2013 3:01:48 PM PDT by wmfights
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To: Uncle Chip
The mother was also shot; West was shot in the leg, and another bullet grazed her ear. Witnesses called 911 and rushed to her aid. None saw the shooting, but they watched as West tried to revive her son using CPR. "No, the baby's not breathing," one caller told a 911 operator.
6 posted on 08/17/2013 3:01:53 PM PDT by SES1066 (Government governs best when it governs least!)
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To: Uncle Chip

Jury selection starts Monday at the Cobb County courthouse in Marietta.
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Oh great

Im going to Atlanta next weekend ...

right in the middle of this..

Hope the ferals dont go burning cars and running wild...

but anyway...

JUSTICE FOR ANTONIO


7 posted on 08/17/2013 3:03:18 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Uncle Chip

Guaranteed this will receive minimum coverage in the MSM because it undercuts the leftwing narrative that America is a hotbed of racial hatred by white people directed at innocent blacks. Al Sharpton and Opera Winfrey will be otherwise engaged or claim the shooter killed the infant because of slavery and oppression by white people. Perhaps Emmett Till will be mentioned in the shooters defense but mostly expect ‘crickets’ from the MSM on this one.


8 posted on 08/17/2013 3:05:58 PM PDT by Jim Scott
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To: Uncle Chip
Elkins faces life in prison if convicted of murder. His youth spared him a possible death sentence. At the time of the shooting he was 17, too young to face capital charges in Georgia.

His vicimt wasn't spared the death sentence.

If he's old enough to put a bullet in a baby, he's old enough to pay the price for the crime. And anyone animal enough to kill a baby strapped in a stroller, is not human. He has sold his soul to the devil and is a danger to anyone or anything as long as he remains alive.

Sometimes rabid people need to be put down for the protection of society, just like rabid dogs are.

9 posted on 08/17/2013 3:06:48 PM PDT by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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Four days after the shooting, police said information from Elkins' mother and sister helped lead investigators to a pond where they found a .22-caliber revolver. Both women were charged with evidence tampering. Elkins' mother, Karimah Elkins, also was charged with lying to police. Prosecutors say Elkins' mother and an aunt gave police conflicting alibis for his whereabouts at the time of the shooting. Karimah Elkins is scheduled to stand trial alongside her son.

Little baby Antonio brought down the whole Elkins crime family including a politically connected uncle.

10 posted on 08/17/2013 3:07:14 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Tennessee Nana

I think his life in prison will be a short one.


11 posted on 08/17/2013 3:08:19 PM PDT by jyro (French-like Democrats wave the white flag of surrender while we are winning)
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To: Uncle Chip

Ok without even reading this article I will say the shooter is black, probably in his 20s or younger. I’m serious, I am posting this without even reading it. Just going by the title alone. Just want to prove to the libs the difference between “racist” and “prejudice”. Prejudice created by the fact that almost always these type of crimes are perpetrated by young blacks which libs completely and utterly ignore. Ok here I go...Am I right?


12 posted on 08/17/2013 3:08:46 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
And drumroll please...Yes I am.

"18-year-old De'Marquise Elkins"

WHAT a surprise!


13 posted on 08/17/2013 3:10:56 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: Uncle Chip

If convicted, his head should be removed.


14 posted on 08/17/2013 3:14:48 PM PDT by ScottinVA (If you don't care about Antonio Santiago, sure as hell don't whine about Trayvon Martin.)
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To: Tennessee Nana

To make things worse, his defense says that the child was shot by his own mother — for insurance money.


15 posted on 08/17/2013 3:15:27 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Uncle Chip
I'm all for our justice system based on innocent until proven guilty...

I just wish once found guilty and the "one" appeal process is done with, this feral animal needs to meet is maker...

...in under 90 days from his first conviction...

A LOT of this BS would disappear...

16 posted on 08/17/2013 3:19:37 PM PDT by Popman
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

An Australian college student was killed in a drive-by shooting in the middle of the afternoon yesterday. Police have arrested 3 “youths”. Nothing else about the perps has been released so far.
http://www.kswo.com/story/23163956/east-central-univ-student-from-australia-slain


17 posted on 08/17/2013 3:20:28 PM PDT by Lacey
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To: Uncle Chip
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18 posted on 08/17/2013 3:20:36 PM PDT by Dick Bachert (“To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.”- Voltaire)
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To: Lacey

We’re talking small town Oklahoma here.


19 posted on 08/17/2013 3:21:07 PM PDT by Lacey
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To: Uncle Chip

Short rope, tall tree. Some assembly required.


20 posted on 08/17/2013 3:21:40 PM PDT by mrmeyer ("When brute force is on the march, compromise is the red carpet." Ayn Rand)
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To: BenLurkin
To make things worse, his defense says that the child was shot by his own mother — for insurance money.

Is that for real ?

Unless there is any actual evidence of that, I would think a jury would find that most disgusting and not help his defense at all...

21 posted on 08/17/2013 3:22:28 PM PDT by Popman
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To: Jim Scott
This incident happened only 15 miles from the little coastal fishing village where I retired. Local media covered the story as far as Savannah. I found that my friends in Los Angeles and Seattle had no knowledge of this incident because the national media avoided it. There was a reason for this, but it wasn't all that stuff in Florida.

What the media fear is something that will set back race relations to the way things were before the Sixties, especially in the South.

Had this incident occurred as recently as the 1920's, the fathers of Brunswick would have donned their sheets and pointy hats, marched by torchlight to the police station, taken the suspects to a bridge or live oak, and lynched them. The bodies would have been burned.

Then the fathers would have taken those torches to the Brunswick ghetto and burned it to the ground, an action reminiscent of Tulsa (1921) and Rosewood FL (1923).

It is precisely this that the media wishes to avoid. They call it "being a responsible steward of the press and public airwaves." Bottom line: They fear what would happen to race relations if white folks got really riled up. There is an ancestral memory of Jim Crow in the South, and people here are wary of it.

22 posted on 08/17/2013 3:22:36 PM PDT by Publius (And so, night falls on civilization.)
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To: ScottinVA
If convicted, his head should be removed.

Nahhh. Too muslim.

Strap him into a baby stroller scaled up to his size.

Have his mother watch and plead for his life.

Shoot him in the exact same place little baby Antonio was shot, with a caliber scaled up to his size.

Preferably on the very same sidewalk little baby Antonio lost his life.

23 posted on 08/17/2013 3:23:09 PM PDT by null and void (Frequent terrorist attacks OR endless government snooping and oppression? We can have both!)
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To: Lacey

They’re black because if they were white you can be damn sure they would print that.


24 posted on 08/17/2013 3:28:10 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: Lacey

Good thing that sharia law is not banned in OK after all..

Those “yutes” can get “proper” justice..


25 posted on 08/17/2013 3:30:37 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Uncle Chip

26 posted on 08/17/2013 3:35:47 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (People are idiots.)
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To: Popman

It’s in the article.


27 posted on 08/17/2013 3:36:13 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Not enough bad stuff can happen to this subhuman demon.

28 posted on 08/17/2013 3:37:38 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Popman
I subscribe to the Library of Congress RSS. A while back, as part of the "Chronicling America" feed, they posted an image of a newspaper article about the McKinley Assassination.

The LOC link's down until 8/19, but iirc, McKinley was shot around September 7, died a week later, and his assassin was tried, convicted, and executed just before the end of October of that same year.

29 posted on 08/17/2013 3:41:02 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: BenLurkin
It’s in the article.

Wait, you expect me to read the article : O )

FReeper SOP is to comment on the fly...:)

30 posted on 08/17/2013 3:41:55 PM PDT by Popman
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To: Calvin Locke
McKinley was shot around September 7, died a week later, and his assassin was tried, convicted, and executed just before the end of October of that same year.

Nowadays he would be alive until he died of old age in prison, though McVeigh did meet his maker pretty quick....it does make me wonder why...(getting out the tin foil)

31 posted on 08/17/2013 3:47:05 PM PDT by Popman
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To: Uncle Chip

come on Opprha....defend you little feral black murderer of babies...come on now...


32 posted on 08/17/2013 3:47:22 PM PDT by cherry
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

one has to have prejudice in his life, to survive....he has to discriminate what is good, what is dangerous....


33 posted on 08/17/2013 3:49:00 PM PDT by cherry
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To: Uncle Chip
My aunt and uncle are buried on St Simon Island...not far from Brunswick.*Beautiful* country around there.
34 posted on 08/17/2013 3:49:09 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (If Obama Had A City It Would Look Like Detroit)
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To: Gay State Conservative

tilll ya get off the beaten path


35 posted on 08/17/2013 3:52:38 PM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: Lazamataz

I SO want him dead, I would happily volunteer to operate the guillotine.


36 posted on 08/17/2013 3:54:01 PM PDT by ScottinVA (If you don't care about Antonio Santiago, sure as hell don't whine about Trayvon Martin.)
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To: Dick Bachert

“meretricious” — excellent choice of words!


37 posted on 08/17/2013 3:56:30 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Gorgeous. Stayed at the King & Prince Hotel, years ago.


38 posted on 08/17/2013 3:57:31 PM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: Popman

I’m no exception....8^)


39 posted on 08/17/2013 3:57:37 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

so the perp approaches and says he will shoot the kid but she gets the gun from him and screams hes mine and shoots the baby herself i like it i smell blockbuster


40 posted on 08/17/2013 4:02:37 PM PDT by bigheadfred (INFIDEL)
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To: Popman
Wait, you expect me to read the article : O ) FReeper SOP is to comment on the fly...:)

And FReeper SOP is to also swat those flies... :)

41 posted on 08/17/2013 4:14:59 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: ScottinVA

If no one saw it happened but his mother, then he won’t be convicted....she is white and he black


42 posted on 08/17/2013 4:22:34 PM PDT by Bullfrogg (American by birth, Irish by heritage, and hellraiser by choice)
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To: Uncle Chip

If Obama had a son, he’d look like De’Marquise.

But this should all be OK since all De’Marquise did was kill a ‘white hispanic’ male. And doing that is a constitution right for sons of Obama.


43 posted on 08/17/2013 4:27:13 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: Uncle Chip

black on white crime. where’s jesse and al? motherf@@ker hypocrites.


44 posted on 08/17/2013 5:04:17 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: bigheadfred
To add to the intrigue she then tricks the jerk's mother into trying to dispose of the gun??? Some liberal whiner somewhere would buy that—Sharpton would.
45 posted on 08/17/2013 5:09:25 PM PDT by nclaurel
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To: Publius

Unfortunately, Publius, that KKK lynch-o-rama is precisely what most of today’s media are trying to provoke in my opinion. They want to be there when it happens, so they can gloat and say “I told so!” They want their prejudicial profiles and social justice templettes proven correct beyond dispute.


46 posted on 08/17/2013 6:11:15 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: Popman

Listen closely to your tin foil messages. Many people thought at the time that evidence of Saudi involvement was being aggressively overlooked and systematically walked around. Some spoke of evidence showing that Saddam Hussien had financed much of this venture. Tim was said to have a ‘minder’ from the middle east, who was never properly pursued, sorta like Bengazi.


47 posted on 08/17/2013 6:17:02 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: lee martell
I know.... there is lots of evidence that McVeigh had a helper...

That sort of went against "white christian male militia" kills innocent women and children Clinton meme....

48 posted on 08/17/2013 6:27:55 PM PDT by Popman
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To: SES1066

Didn’t Sharpton and jesse allege she shot the baby herself and then blame a random black kid?

What you describe doesnt seem to fit that story.


49 posted on 08/17/2013 6:38:50 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Publius

The passing years have taught me that the US version of ‘ebony/ivory’ idealism was naively unfounded, at best.


50 posted on 08/17/2013 6:49:46 PM PDT by tomkat
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