Skip to comments.Teen who killed baby in stroller gets life in prison
Posted on 09/12/2013 6:02:31 PM PDT by Nachum
An 18-year-old Georgia man will spend the rest of his life behind bars for fatally shooting a baby riding in a stroller during a robbery attempt at a seaside town, a judge ruled Thursday.
DeMarquise Elkins, 18, was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole, The Associated Press reported.
Elkins was 17 at the time of the killing and thus too young to face the death penalty under Georgia law.
A jury last month found Elkins guilty of two counts of felony murder and a count of murder in the March 21 shooting of 13-month-old Antonio Santiago in Brunswick, Ga.
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Let’s hope it is a very short life. Too bad we have to rely on inmates for justice to be meted out.
, Baby still dead.
Execute him anyway, just on general principles.
now the taxpayers get stuck with the bill for his shrinks lawyers etc
Better to try and execute him in the here and now
Another product of liberal policies. Pay to raise them pay to incarcerate them and the process repeats a million times.
IF he does manage to survive prison life, how much more is he going to take from society in supporting his worthless butt for the duration?
There’s a special corner in hell for such heinous acts, and the sooner he gets there, the better.
I hope he gets slashed in so many pieces a Shop-Vac would be needed to clean his carcass parts off the floor.
Hopefully he’ll be “Castro’d”
Put him in Ariel castro’s old cell. I hear its empty now.
The baby is dead........the killer should be dead as well.
I disagree. I hope the scum lives to be 90 years old. That is 70 years of having to lean forward for the other inmates to enjoy his rectum and mouth. Plus having to eat that garbage.
This kind of sentence is one reason why the modern justice system is so expensive. A comfortable jail cell, with a big screen TV and all the amenities. I would venture a guess that this guy will cost the taxpayers of Georgia at least $60 or $80 million (plus inflation) before he meets his Maker.
“Life without the possibility of parole,” huh? How long before he’s out? Six years?
DeMarquise juss "gettin sum" fer "Traiyyvvoouwwwn."
Too bad he won’t be strapped in the chair and fried like a crispy piece of bacon! I guess we’ll have to depend on a white supremacist in the joint to set things right.
wonder if he has “street cred” for killing a baby. I’m sure he thinks he’s one tough mother fletcher. See how tough he is in prison.
Yet somehow this innocent little boy was eligible.
no amount of suffering is good enough for someone who ends the life of a child. but, those of us who would like him to feel the pain, I think, will be disappointed.
if you ever watch the first first 48 on amc, or lockup (sorry, its on msnbc)you’ll notice a couple of things.
the homeboys don’t seem to have enough gray matter to even understand the predicament they are in
they seem to enjoy life behind bars
It's not about bringing that baby back to life - it's about proteccting other babies from suffering the same fate.
Now I grant you, there is a philosophical difference of opinion on this matter. Some people feel that if criminals and potential criminals see that someone like this... thing... is convicted, and then whipped into a bloody mess in the public square with barbed wire, and then hanged by his own entrails while he's set on fire, that those criminals and potential criminals will think twice before commiting a heinous crime, and in that way, lives will be saved.
Some people disagree.
I confess to be of the former persuasion. YMMV.
It’s a damn shame his POS lawyer is not going to keep him company-the same lawyer who ran out of excuses for dead babies murder so he implied it was the parents who murdered him.
I was just adding to the headline what was missing.
Bubba gots a new b!tch ... for a while anyway.
Bubba is just going to love that name .... “My new b!tch is a little cuties named De’Marquise!!!!
Only a barbaric society would agree to such a sentence.
Any civilized people, realizing their civilization was on the balance of the justice scales, would have sentenced him to be executed.
Yeah, it might wind up being the same thing, without all the decades of appeals.
Inmates take care of people like this, only a matter of time. He will die.
I imagine he won’t last as long as the late, unlamented Ariel Castro.
And we won't!
You may be right, but we have lost a golden opportunity to exhibit our civilized behavior. His execution should be scheduled for sometime September 2013.
To fob off his execution to some other lowlifes only reinforces our barbarity of behavior.
Again, the baby wasn’t white. Had a black father.
Teenagers can make adult decisions. In this case of murder, he should have faced the death penalty.
Life without parole in Georgia means just that. The scum will die in prison. Georgia is no liberal state. for murder the sentence means exactly what it is.
“Georgia is no liberal state. for murder the sentence means exactly what it is.”
Good. Thank you.
“...and anyone who hurts a child is gonna burn until they’re done”
—Ray Wylie Hubbard
This old boy’s wish is that this savage thug ghetto punk would be staked out over an ant hill. This bastard deserves A verrrrrrry slow death.
Yeah, I don't know about that. If we're so "civilized" that we can't offend or frighten anyone, including criminals, that's just pathetic.
His life (and death) in prison will probably be brutal and excruciating. "An eye for an eye"...What's not to like?
I'd just as soon see the bastard turned over to the victim's family to be dispatched.
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