Skip to comments.Ga. man faces trial in killing of baby in stroller
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!'".........
(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...
“Man”? I don’t think so.
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..
Although this thug isn’t quite as interesting to our bottom-feeding leftwing media, apparently.
Wow, that is so evil.
Jury selection starts Monday at the Cobb County courthouse in Marietta.
Im going to Atlanta next weekend ...
right in the middle of this..
Hope the ferals dont go burning cars and running wild...
JUSTICE FOR ANTONIO
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.
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.
Little baby Antonio brought down the whole Elkins crime family including a politically connected uncle.
I think his life in prison will be a short one.
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?
"18-year-old De'Marquise Elkins"
WHAT a surprise!
If convicted, his head should be removed.
To make things worse, his defense says that the child was shot by his own mother — for insurance money.
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...
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.
We’re talking small town Oklahoma here.
Short rope, tall tree. Some assembly required.
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...
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.
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.
They’re black because if they were white you can be damn sure they would print that.
Good thing that sharia law is not banned in OK after all..
Those “yutes” can get “proper” justice..
It’s in the article.
Not enough bad stuff can happen to this subhuman demon.
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.
Wait, you expect me to read the article : O )
FReeper SOP is to comment on the fly...:)
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)
come on Opprha....defend you little feral black murderer of babies...come on now...
one has to have prejudice in his life, to survive....he has to discriminate what is good, what is dangerous....
tilll ya get off the beaten path
I SO want him dead, I would happily volunteer to operate the guillotine.
“meretricious” — excellent choice of words!
Gorgeous. Stayed at the King & Prince Hotel, years ago.
I’m no exception....8^)
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
And FReeper SOP is to also swat those flies... :)
If no one saw it happened but his mother, then he won’t be convicted....she is white and he black
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.
black on white crime. where’s jesse and al? motherf@@ker hypocrites.
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.
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.
That sort of went against "white christian male militia" kills innocent women and children Clinton meme....
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.
The passing years have taught me that the US version of ‘ebony/ivory’ idealism was naively unfounded, at best.
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