Skip to comments.Teen convicted of killing baby gets life in prison
Posted on 09/12/2013 9:31:18 PM PDT by Impala64ssa
BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) A Georgia teen convicted of fatally shooting a baby in a stroller was sentenced Thursday to spend the rest of his life in prison with no chance of parole after the grieving mother asked a judge to punish the gunman for taking "the love of my life."
De'Marquise Elkins, 18, stood silent and showed no emotion as he was sentenced in a courtroom less than two weeks after a jury found him guilty of murder in the slaying of 13-month-old Antonio Santiago during a robbery attempt.
"His first word was never heard. His first sentence was never said," Sherry West, the baby's mother, said through tears on the witness stand as she read a statement made to rhyme like a poem or a nursery rhyme. "He never got to sleep in a toddler bed."
The baby was in his stroller and out for a walk with his mother when he was shot between the eyes March 21 in the Georgia coastal city of Brunswick. West, and a younger teenager charged as an accomplice, both testified at trial that Elkins killed the baby after his mother refused to give up her purse.
The killing drew national attention and Elkins' trial was moved more than 300 miles away to the Atlanta suburbs because of pretrial publicity.
Elkins was spared the death penalty because the killing occurred when he was 17, which the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled is too young to face capital punishment. Under Georgia law, the only possible punishments for Elkins were life with or without a chance of parole.
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Note that the article doesn’t identify the race of the perp.
Take a guess.
He ain’t a frog...
Al $harpton and Je$$e Jack$on will be very quiet.
Say......do you know whose son he looks like......?
Wonder how he will do in prison. He thinks he’s a tough mother fletcher. Does he get “street cred” for killing a baby, I wonder????
Bammy is a mulatto.
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.
Some think that hell die at the hands of someone in prison. To fob off his execution to some other lowlifes only reinforces our barbarity of behavior.
We have lost a golden opportunity to exhibit our civilized behavior. His execution should be scheduled for sometime September 2013.
A sad wasted life. At least society will be protected from him. Off Topic Question; I have no kids, so there are things I don’t know firsthand, but is there such a thing as a Toddler Bed?
Now we have to feed this POS for the next 60 years?
Let’s hope there is a little ‘accident’ in the prison work shop involving a blow torch...an ‘accident’ that for some reason takes a loooooooooonngggg time to play out with this savage ghetto punk thug.
Why would it?
In round numbers, feeding him for sixty years at today’s dollar value will be
around 438,000. And, I am speaking of JUST THE COST OF THE FOOD itself, nothing else.
It is smaller and lower to the ground then a single.
Should of been hanged.
Then, at least a lifetime of hard labor. Any earnings should go to the victims.
The blacks will treat him like a hero for killing a future racist
Freepers amuse me with their naivete.....its not your fault though but you should suspect narratives
This murderer will flourish in prison....high fives from his bloods for killing a future white racist up front
Prison is home for people like him
The only danger a black man has is if acquires too many goodies and his fellow blacks decide they covet his stuff
And BTW....hillbillies are the least likely homosexuals in the US
I bet there are 100 times as many queers in Sudbury Mass as in Sparta TN
And....homosexual rape in prison is almost exclusively the domain of black men over weak young white men
Homosexuality is a capital offense for members of any Mexican gang or Aryan brotherhood
Only black gangs tolerate it
The rest is voluntary....sissies being around.... and willing
Nix...Shawshank and American history X
Not the reality of prison rape in general
Life without parole works. I’d have rather seen a sentence of “thrown into a pit of hungry wild dogs”, but since that’s not on the books, LwoP will have to do.
“Wonder how he will do in prison.”....
I would guess that he is not going to enjoy his brief stay. Cons do not take kindly to baby killers and such. My prediction, he will not live long enough to serve his “life” sentence.
Yep, he will.
Because he shot two white people.
Need I say anything!!!
Yes, there is. I have two kids and both graduated from the crib to a toddler bed. It’s about 4’ long and 2’ wide, and looks like a miniature bed. It has guardrails and is only about 8” off the ground to minimize a fall. The only disadvantage is that they’re easier to escape than the crib.