Skip to comments.Ga. baby killing trial up to jury after closings
Posted on 08/30/2013 11:49:23 AM PDT by kevcol
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) A defense attorney for a man accused of fatally shooting a baby in a stroller said the investigation was flawed and police ignored other leads and suspects, while the prosecution said witnesses may have had shifting stories but video and other evidence doesn't lie.
The closing arguments Friday in the trial of De'Marquise Elkins gave dramatically different portrayals of the investigation and presented opposing theories of what happened. Elkins, 18, is charged with murder and other crimes in the March 21 killing of 13-month-old Antonio Santiago in Brunswick, along Georgia's coast. He's also accused of shooting the baby's mother in the leg and, 10 days earlier, a pastor during a robbery attempt.
Karimah Elkins is accused of providing a false alibi for her son and tossing the gun used to kill the baby in a pond.
Her defense attorney, Wrix McIlvaine, said police were in a rush to charge the whole family and, in the process, trampled on his client's rights by failing to get a warrant before coming to her house when they were looking for her son and failing to read her her rights.
"Even if they thought he was in there, go get a warrant. Do it the right way," McIlvaine said.
The indictment specifically says Karimah Elkins and her daughter disposed of the gun used to shoot Antonio, but the prosecution never proved that the gun Karimah Elkins had and that she's accused of getting rid of was, indeed, the murder weapon, McIlvaine said.
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Then any conviction is obviously racially motivated </sarcasm>
Well if it wasn’t for the “fact” that the mom was a co-conspirator to get the insurance money...............
Kind of like the 88 yr old crack dealer I suppose.
The jury would be back in 10 minutes if there were really any justice at all.
Damn, look at their eyes.
Lifeless and soulless.
If Obama had a family....
“Damn, look at their eyes.
Lifeless and soulless.
If Obama had a family....”
Yes, it could be called “the brotherhood of Satan”!
In a just world he’d be strapped in a scaled up stroller and shot with a scaled up bullet.
The last sounds he’d hear would be his own mother pleading for his life.
She should be made to watch for raising a child who could do this.
Sounds like a character out of Dungeons and Dragons.
What’s taking them so long???
Is some juror claiming that the kid asked for it by trying to climb out of his stroller and make a run for it???
I ain't guilty because white lady act funny when I keel her baby.
Your proof? Maybe she inquired when the check was coming so she could pay the hospital and funeral bills. How much was the policy for -- a few thousand or a few million?
What is the racial make up of the jury?
You’re right; they appear to be devoid of humanity.
Guilty on all 15 counts in 2.5 hrs.