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Posted on 08/19/2013 11:56:09 AM PDT by KeyLargo
Mother shot 13-month-old boy in stroller for insurance money, say defense attorneys for teen charged in murder Jury selection in the trial of De'Marquise Elkins, 18, begins Monday, but his lawyers say Sherry West had 'financial interest in the death of her son,' Antonio Santiago.
By Nina Golgowski / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Sunday, August 18, 2013, 12:04 PM
Attorneys are set to pin a Georgia mother who witnessed her 13-month-old son heartlessly shot between the eyes as the real killer behind his death.
Defense attorneys say Sherry West had "financial interest in the death of her son," Antonio Santiago, after she took out a life insurance policy before his savage murder in March, according to a pretrial motion.
"Other evidence of record suggests Sherry West is mentally unstable, gave several inconsistent accounts of how the crime transpired, and had a financial interest in the death of her son in the form of an insurance policy," public defender Kevin Gough said in a court motion filed Aug. 5.
Jury selection begins Monday at the Cobb County courthouse in Marietta where 18-year-old De'Marquise Elkins faces life in prison if convicted of Antonio's murder.
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Sick, just sick. Lawyer needs taken out of society, one way or another.
Even if it is true.....sorry buddy you pulled the trigger and you deserve the death penalty.
The mom had one of those “baby insurance programs from GERBER” they issue millions of these...it was not enough to provide motive for murder...defense attorneys literally suck and lie
Not much reasonable doubt about that.
Of course many prosecutors are not much better.
Doesn’t this provide the basis of a slander lawsuit against the defense attorney by the mother of the deceased?
You mean like that dip stick that tried to railroad the Duke players?
Okay she called the insurance company for payment but she'd need the money after this incident.
The perp's accomplice said HE shot the baby, not her. I'll believe the accomplice, thank you. The shooter's family hid evidence and the .22 hand gun was found in a pond.
Words fail me.
What we have here is a lawyer that needs to be severely beaten in the parking lot as he heads home to his own wife and children.
Seriesly. That’s the Chicago way.
But, what do the “just-us brothers” have to say? They could be the determining factor. No just-us, no piece (of the pie).
Assuming while she was making funeral arrangements, the funeral home probably asked for payment. Were there eye witnesses to the shooting?
I believe her older daughter early on said she thought her mother did it because of conversations about money and her age......
I expect nothing better from the fatherless gangbanger that is on trial.
But I thought lawyers had some standards.
Does anyone know if the lawyer is a Blackafricanmericanperzonofcolor or not.
Evil and stupid - if that doesn’t turn the jury against the defendant nothing will. It’s easy to see why this shyster is a public defender.
I tried my Publius shtick on him, discussing American history, and found that there was so much he didn't know.
He's just trying to defend an indefensible client. He's doing his duty, but his duty grates on me.
Sigh. He needs to jealously represent the interests of his client. That's his job, and it's a critical one.
I've no idea how a man can do that in this situation, though, and still look at himself in a mirror in the morning. Maybe disassociate himself from it, look at it as a theoretical exercise rather than a real world one?
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