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Teen convicted of killing baby gets life in prison
Yahoo News ^ | 9/12/13

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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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: antoniosantiago
Hoping he doesn't do well in prison.
1 posted on 09/12/2013 9:31:18 PM PDT by Impala64ssa
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To: Impala64ssa

Note that the article doesn’t identify the race of the perp.


2 posted on 09/12/2013 9:34:20 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: Zhang Fei

De’Marquise???

Take a guess.

Hint:
He ain’t a frog...


3 posted on 09/12/2013 9:38:03 PM PDT by djf (Rich widows: My Bitcoin address is... 1ETDmR4GDjwmc9rUEQnfB1gAnk6WLmd3n6)
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To: Zhang Fei
Note that the article doesn’t identify the race of the perp.

Al $harpton and Je$$e Jack$on will be very quiet.

4 posted on 09/12/2013 9:40:51 PM PDT by immadashell (The inmates are running the asylum.)
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To: Zhang Fei

Say......do you know whose son he looks like......?

5 posted on 09/12/2013 9:41:03 PM PDT by massmike (At the heart of every Paul-bot argument is the fear that someone will keep them from their weed!)
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To: massmike

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????


6 posted on 09/12/2013 9:43:14 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: massmike
That looks like the First Wookie's son.

Bammy is a mulatto.

7 posted on 09/12/2013 9:45:36 PM PDT by Paladin2 (h)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
"He got a real pretty mouth,ain't he?"


8 posted on 09/12/2013 9:46:57 PM PDT by massmike (At the heart of every Paul-bot argument is the fear that someone will keep them from their weed!)
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To: Impala64ssa
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

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 he’ll 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.

9 posted on 09/12/2013 9:51:17 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (SWAT stands for Storing Weapons for patriots to Attack Tyranny.)
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To: Impala64ssa

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?


10 posted on 09/12/2013 10:00:54 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: Impala64ssa

Now we have to feed this POS for the next 60 years?


11 posted on 09/12/2013 10:02:04 PM PDT by Bullish (Psalm 46)
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To: Impala64ssa

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.


12 posted on 09/12/2013 10:02:51 PM PDT by bobby.223 (Retired up in the snowy mountains of the American Redoubt and it's a GREAT life!)
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To: Zhang Fei

Why would it?


13 posted on 09/12/2013 10:07:03 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: massmike

Mooochelle’s?


14 posted on 09/12/2013 10:17:05 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Bullish

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.


15 posted on 09/12/2013 10:18:09 PM PDT by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: lee martell
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?

Yes.

It is smaller and lower to the ground then a single.

16 posted on 09/12/2013 10:24:20 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Revenge is a dish best served with pinto beans and muffins)
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To: Impala64ssa

Should of been hanged.


17 posted on 09/12/2013 10:51:07 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Cen-Tejas

Then, at least a lifetime of hard labor. Any earnings should go to the victims.


18 posted on 09/12/2013 10:55:09 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Balding_Eagle
His execution should be scheduled
for sometime September 2013.
the sooner; the better..and make it a public execution...shoot/hang.
the so-called minor prep...gets life (w/parole after 40 years).

19 posted on 09/13/2013 12:59:42 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: Impala64ssa

The blacks will treat him like a hero for killing a future racist


20 posted on 09/13/2013 1:01:36 AM PDT by wardaddy (the next Dark Ages are coming as Western Civilization crumbles with nary a whimper)
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To: Dilbert San Diego; massmike

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


21 posted on 09/13/2013 1:12:00 AM PDT by wardaddy (the next Dark Ages are coming as Western Civilization crumbles with nary a whimper)
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To: Impala64ssa

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.


22 posted on 09/13/2013 2:24:51 AM PDT by DemforBush (Bring me the head of Alfredo Garcia!)
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To: DemforBush

“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.


23 posted on 09/13/2013 3:32:22 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Yep, he will.

Because he shot two white people.


24 posted on 09/13/2013 4:41:10 AM PDT by Molon Labbie (Prep. Now. Live Healthy, take your Shooting Iron daily.)
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To: Impala64ssa
Elkins was spared the death penalty because the killing occurred when he was 17

Need I say anything!!!

25 posted on 09/13/2013 5:42:44 AM PDT by ontap (***)
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To: lee martell

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.


26 posted on 09/13/2013 9:06:47 AM PDT by the lone haranguer (All civilized men love peace, but all truly civilized men must despise pacifism.)
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