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  • Teen who killed baby in stroller gets life in prison

    09/12/2013 6:02:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 41 replies
    NBC News ^ | 9/12/13 | By Jeff Black, Staff Writer, NBC News
    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. De’Marquise 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...
  • Witness: Man accused of killing Ga. baby hid gun

    08/26/2013 7:28:18 PM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 35 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | August 26, 2013 | KATE BRUMBACK | Associated Press
    MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A man accused of fatally shooting a baby in coastal Georgia hid a gun at a relative's apartment the day after the slaying, and his mother and sister came to get it, a woman who lives in the home said Monday. Danielle Williams testified that De'Marquise Elkins came to her home March 22, the day after 13-month-old Antonio Santiago was shot to death in his stroller, and asked if he could hide a gun under a loveseat. Later that day, Elkins' mother and sister came by the apartment and left with the gun, Williams said. Williams'...
  • Teen 'who shot baby in the face ... counted down from five before he pulled the trigger'

    08/23/2013 10:42:01 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 6 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | August 23, 2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    The teen accused of shooting a toddler between the eyes during a robbery attempt counted down from five before firing, his alleged accomplice testified today after pointing him out as the shooter. Dominique Lang testified that he ran into De'Marquise Elkins on the morning of the March 21 slaying. A short while later as the two walked together, they saw Sherry West with a stroller. Lang says Elkins walked to West and demanded her purse before pulling out a gun. When West refused to hand the purse over, he hit her in the face with it and threatened her baby....
  • Defense challenges testimony of alleged accomplice to Brunswick toddler shooting

    08/23/2013 5:29:47 AM PDT · by from occupied ga · 12 replies
    wsbradio ^ | 8/22/13 | christian Boone
    The accused accomplice to the Brunswick teen on trial for fatally shooting a 13-month-old between the eyes admitted on the stand Thursday he told “at least” 16 lies to police and family about what transpired that morning.Dominique Lang, just 14 when the shooting occurred March 21, testified Glynn County police “pushed” him to say that he witnessed De’Marquise Elkins fire the bullet that killed Antonio Santiago. But the baby-faced 8th grader insisted Elkins was the killer, testifying he witnessed him count down from 5, gun pointed at the stroller, before firing the deadly bullet.Elkins, 18, is charged with malice murder,...
  • Teen co-defendant says 18-year-old shot Georgia baby in stroller

    08/22/2013 4:37:49 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 22, 2013
    MARIETTA, Ga. – An 18-year-old man accused of fatally shooting a baby in a stroller during a robbery attempt in coastal Georgia twice counted down from five and threatened the baby before the deadly shot, his teenage co-defendant testified Thursday. Dominique Lang took the stand at the murder trial of De'Marquise Elkins, who is accused of shooting 13-month-old Antonio Santiago on March 21. Police say the 15-year-old Lang was an accomplice, and he is also charged with murder and will be tried at a later date.
  • Ga. man faces trial in killing of baby in stroller

    08/17/2013 2:55:06 PM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 55 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | August 17, 2013 | RUSS BYNUM
    BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — It was a tiny bullet that took the short life of Antonio Santiago. He had learned to walk, but not yet talk, when he was killed March 21, six weeks after his first birthday. He was strapped in his stroller, out for a walk with his mother a few blocks from their apartment near the Georgia coast, when someone shot the boy between the eyes with a .22-caliber bullet the size of a garden pea. The teenager charged as the shooter is scheduled to stand trial next week in a courthouse far from the scene of...
  • Attorneys prep for trial in baby's killing

    08/06/2013 6:20:40 PM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 4 replies
    News4jax ^ | August 3, 2013 | Vic Micolucci
    BRUNSWICK, Ga. - Less than three weeks away from the start of the first trial in the shooting death of a 13-month-old boy, lawyers on both sides are making their final preparations before the judge about what will happen when the case is in the hands of a jury. At times, the conversations between prosecutors and the team of defense lawyers at a hearing Thursday got heated, both parties arguing about evidence, witnesses and wording in the case against De'Marquise Elkins. Elkins is one of two teens accused of killing Antonio Santiago in March while the child's mother was walking...
  • Will Cobb take ‘high road’ on Zimmerman fallout? (Talks about upcoming Antonio West trial there)

    07/30/2013 10:35:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Marietta Daily Journal ^ | July 30, 2013 | Pete Borden
    The Marietta Daily Journal’s news sections, as well as the op-ed pages seldom miss having at least one entry concerning the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman tragedy as well as the subsequent trial and its verdict. Indeed, one can hardly read a newspaper or magazine, watch TV or surf the internet without reading, hearing or seeing something about it. The case has, with a lot of outside help, split the nation, so to speak. I had hoped that the people of Cobb County were above the racially divisive finger pointing, name calling and sheer idiocy overtaking a large part of the nation....
  • How Antonio West got to meet the real De’Marquis Elkins

    07/27/2013 3:51:02 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 4 replies
    Grumpy Elder ^ | 7/26/2013 | Staff
    Like a lot of people I’m getting disgusted with the propaganda being put out by a lot of professional race pimps who make their living stirring up racial hatred.. Worse than the pimps are the political appointees and elected jackasses that are making all kinds of racist statements know full well everything they’re saying defies reality.. Here’s a little dose of reality for them, it’s the first of two emails I got about Antonio West this morning…. His Story: You won’t recognize me. My name was Antonio West and I was the 13-month old child who was shot at...
  • The Story of 13-Month-Old Antonio West

    07/24/2013 7:12:30 AM PDT · by BO Stinkss · 14 replies ^ | July 21, 2013 | John Branin
    You won't recognize me. My name was Antonio West and I was the 13-month old child who was shot at point blank range by two teens who were attempting to rob my mother, who was also shot. A Grand Jury of my mommy's peers from Brunswick GA determined the teens who murdered me will not face the death penalty...too bad I was given a death sentence for being innocent and defenseless. My family made the mistake of being white in a 73% non-white neighborhood, but my murder was not ruled a Hate Crime. Nor did President Obama take so much...
  • White baby murdered by black teens - Who was Antonio West?

    07/23/2013 10:01:36 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 51 replies
    The Steady Drip ^ | 07/20/2013
      Hello. Don’t recognize me? That’s OK; I understand.   My name was Antonio West. I was the 13-month old child who was shot in the face at point blank range by two black teens, who were attempting to rob my mother, who was also shot.   I think my murder and my mommy’s wounding made the news for maybe a day, and then disappeared.   A Grand Jury of my mommy's peers from Brunswick, Georgia ruled the black teens who murdered me will not face the death penalty... too bad it was me who got the death sentence from...
  • Defense in baby death requests evidence that may prove 'murder-for-hire plot'

    04/11/2013 2:27:16 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 15 replies
    Action News Jax ^ | Ryan Smith
    BRUNSWICK, Ga. -- The defense for the teen accused of killing a Brunswick baby wants evidence released that may connect another local woman to the crime. Action News uncovered startling new details in the death of 13-month-old Antonio Santiago. According to police, 17-year-old De'Marquis Elkins murdered the Brunswick baby nearly two weeks ago. Now his attorney, Kevin Gough, claims someone else may have plotted to have the baby killed and used Elkins as the trigger man. Action News isn't releasing the woman's name because she hasn't been charged with a crime. "I know she hasn't been involved in anything. I...
  • Judge wants trial in baby killing before year ends

    04/05/2013 10:02:21 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 13 replies ^ | 3/5/2013 | RUSS BYNUM
    A judge said Friday he wants a trial before the end of the year for a teenager charged with fatally shooting a 13-month-old baby in the face during a street robbery two weeks ago. *snip* The judge denied Elkins' request for bond, saying he was concerned the suspect might flee if he was released. Elkins faces life in prison if convicted of malice murder in the March 21 slaying of Antonio Santiago. *snip* The suspect's 78-year-old great grandfather, McKinley Elkins Jr., took the witness stand and promised the judge he would personally look after his great grandson if he was...
  • Brunswick commissioner James Brooks surrenders on racketeering charge

    04/01/2013 11:55:46 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 14 replies
    News4jax ^ | April 1, 2013 | News4jax
    The Brunswick city commissioner charged in connection to the shooting death of a toddler last month turned himself in to Camden County deputies this morning for charges from a separate racketeering investigation. James Brooks faces a six-count grand jury indictment involving soliciting bribes. He is accused of taking money from people in exchange for wiping their criminal records clean. He is also accused of taking money from people to help them get licenses needed to open a business. When surrendering Monday morning, Brooks was accompanied by two women, and when asked if he had anything to say to his constituents,...
  • Mom, sister not granted bond in child killing [The New Black Panther Party weighs in]

    03/30/2013 10:11:37 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 56 replies
    News4jax ^ | March 30, 2013 | News4jax
    BRUNSWICK, Ga. - The mother and sister of a 17-year-old accused of killing a 1-year-old boy last week were not granted bond at their first appearances in court Friday afternoon. Karimah and Sabrina Elkins, 36 and 19 respectively, are charged with trying to dispose of the gun investigators believe De'Marquise Elkins (pictured below on right) used to kill 13-month-old Antonio Santiago. Police said the women disposed of the gun in a saltwater pond about two miles away from the killing. The judge said no bond was granted because of their past history, and they will have to wait for a...
  • Georgia murder shows media won't cover Black on White crime even when the victim is an innocent baby

    03/29/2013 9:25:42 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 14 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 3/29/13 | Derrick Hollenbeck
    Take a minute and try to imagine what would happen in this country if the following scenario had taken place. A report describing how in broad daylight two White teenaged boys tried to rob a Black Brunswick, Georgia woman at gunpoint as she was peacefully pushing her 13 month old son in his stroller. When she resisted pleading, “I don’t have any money” they callously shot and killed the baby. The gun did not “go off by accident.” The White thug meant to shoot the...
  • Brunswick city commissioner arrested in connection to fatal shooting [More Charges]

    03/29/2013 10:13:56 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 7 replies
    News4jax ^ | March 29, 2013 | News4jax
    BRUNSWICK, Ga. - Brunswick City Commissioner James Henry Brooks Sr. has been arrested in connection to the investigation of the fatal shooting of a Brunswick toddler, Channel 4 confirmed Thursday. Brooks (pictured, below), 59, turned himself into the Glynn County Detention Center late Thursday afternoon. Sources close to Channel 4 said Brooks' wife drove him to jail. He was released Friday morning after posting $8,000 bond on the condition he surrender himself to the Camden County Sheriff's Office by noon Monday to answer a racketeering indictment there. Channel 4 spoke with Brooks' attorney, Alan Tucker, who said that Brooks was...
  • Brunswick commissioner jailed in baby killing investigation (De'Marquise Elkins case)

    03/29/2013 6:59:13 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 49 replies
    Savannah Morning News ^ | 3/29/2013 | Terry Dickson
    City Commissioner James Henry Brooks Sr. has been charged with influencing a witness and obstructing the investigation of the fatal shooting of a baby and wounding of his mother March 21. Brooks, also charged with racketeering in unrelated cases in Camden County, was booked into the Glynn County jail. He was at the Glynn County Courthouse Monday when the mother of murder defendant De'Marquise Elkins left the courthouse after her son's initial court appearance. As Karimah Elkins and another woman walked from the courthouse, a county police investigator tried to speak with her. Brooks stepped between them and prevented the...
  • Suspected baby shooter's sister arrested

    03/29/2013 4:28:52 AM PDT · by from occupied ga · 29 replies
    jax4news ^ | 3/28 | Victor Blackwell and Michael Pearson
    ...Sabrina Elkins, 19, was named in a grand jury indictment released Wednesday, accused of helping her mother get rid of the gun authorities say was used to kill the child during an attempted robbery on March 21. ...
  • George Zimmerman’s Brother Clashes With Piers Morgan in Fiery Exchange

    03/28/2013 7:30:12 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 15 replies
    The Blaze via CNN ^ | Mar. 27, 2013 | Jason Howerton
    On Wednesday night, CNN’s Piers Morgan hosted Robert Zimmerman, Jr., the brother of George Zimmerman, whose controversial tweet comparing Trayvon Martin to De’Marquise Kareem Elkins, a Georgia teenager accused of shooting a 13-month-old baby in the face, has sparked cries of racism. Morgan almost immediately went after Zimmerman, saying his tweets comparing the two “black boys” were “very controversial” and “bordering on outright racism.” Here are the tweets in question:
  • The Broken Homeland

    03/27/2013 1:52:29 PM PDT · by IChing · 40 replies ^ | 3/27/2013 | Donald Joy
    It’s broad daylight on a Saturday afternoon in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, just this past December. Bill Bailey, father of a two-year-old daughter with his fiancé, is walking back home after going to a neighborhood convenience store and buying cigarettes. Three young boys, two of them aged 14 and the third aged 13, are following Bailey and harassing him, trying to get him to give them cigarettes. Bailey refuses. The boys keep up their aggressive following, demanding cigarettes. Bailey arrives at his home, and the boys won’t stop harassing him. The argument escalates. Bailey’s fiancé, 22-year-old Kayla Peterson, hears the commotion...
  • Pastor says he was shot by alleged baby killer

    03/28/2013 5:38:39 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 26 replies ^ | March 28, 2013 | Jamie Smith
    BRUNSWICK, Ga. -- Pastor Wilfredo Calix-Flores told Action News he has been afraid of returning to work at his small church on Norwich Street in Brunswick ever since he was shot in his arm during a robbery attempt there on March 11th. Police now say the gunman who demanded a cell phone and wallet from the pastor was the alleged Brunswick baby killer, De'marquis Elkins. According to the indictment for murder filed Wednesday against Elkins, the 17-year-old shot the pastor in a robbery attempt 10 days before killing baby Antonio Santiago while trying to rob the child's mother. "We're comfortable...
  • Two Brunswick teens indicted on murder charges in baby's shooting death

    03/27/2013 2:54:56 PM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 43 replies ^ | March 27, 2013 | Terry Dickson
    A Glynn County grand jury has indicted De’Marquise Kareem Elkins, 17, and Dominique Demetrius Lang, 14, on murder and other charges in the March 21 death of a 13-month old boy. It also indicted Elkins’ mother and sister with tampering with evidence in throwing the pistol that was used to shoot the child and his mother in a pond. Elkins is also accused of shooting a man in a March 11 robbery attempt, and his mother and another aunt are charged with making false statements to police. The indictment Wednesday said a .22 caliber revolver was used to shoot toddler...
  • Mom, aunt of Ga. baby slaying suspect arrested

    03/26/2013 10:19:20 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 56 replies
    AP ^ | March 26, 2013 | RUSS BYNUM
    SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) -- Police investigating the fatal shooting of a baby in coastal Georgia have arrested the mother and aunt of a teenage suspect on charges that they lied to authorities. Glynn County Police Chief Matt Doering told reporters Tuesday that the women gave investigators new information that led them to a pond where they found a handgun. It's being tested to determine if it was used in the slaying.
  • Mother, aunt of accused baby killer De'Marquise Elkins arrested

    03/26/2013 10:30:12 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 90 replies ^ | 3/26/2013 | Terry Dickson
    The mother and aunt of accused child killer De’Marquise Kareem Elkins, 17, were arrested Tuesday morning on felony charges of making false statements to police, Glynn County Police Chief Matt Doering said. Doering said they were arrested about 5 a.m. De’Marquise Elkins and 14-year-old Dominique Lang are both charged with murder in the shooting death Thursday of 13-month-old Antonio Angel Santiago. Antonio was shot to death in a stroller that his mother Shelly West was pushing on a side street from their apartment facing Union Street in Brunswick’s south end. West said the older of her assailants demanded money before...
  • Teen Suspect’s Grandmother in Baby Stroller Killing: “He’s the Victim”

    03/25/2013 8:26:20 PM PDT · by massmike · 69 replies ^ | 03/25/2013 | Jim Hoft
    Verdell Hunter, the grandmother of Dominique Lane who is accused of shooting a baby in a stroller, says her grandson is the victim. “I feel sorry for the mother. I feel sorry for the baby. And my baby is innocent. He could’ve been dead too,” said Brenda Moses, Lane’s mother. Outside court Monday, Moses and Lane’s grandmother, Verdell Hunter, said Lane doesn’t know Elkins. Hunter said her family doesn’t know exactly what happened, but her grandson lives in the area and told her he was simply walking by when he saw Elkins. “He’s a victim,” Hunter said. “He said that...
  • Teens charged in toddler's killing appear in court

    03/25/2013 5:45:21 PM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 126 replies
    News4Jax ^ | March 25, 2013 |
    A 15-year-old suspect charged with murder in the killing of a Brunswick toddler made his first appearance in court Monday morning. A 17-year-old suspect also arrested in the killing is expected to make his first appearance Monday afternoon. Dominique Lane appeared in court in the death of 13-month-old Antonio Santiago. Lane, 15, was initially reported to be 14 years old. A judge did not say if he is being charged as an adult. Investigators said he was an accomplice in the killing. De'Marquise Elkins, 17, appeared in court Monday afternoon, and a preliminary hearing was set for next week. According...
  • Tip led to arrests in Ga. baby killing

    03/25/2013 4:53:02 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 84 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | March 24, 2013 | Associated Press
    BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — Police in Georgia say an anonymous tip helped them make arrests in the shooting death of baby who was killed in a stroller. The Brunswick Police Department said Sunday that they got a tip that someone was crouched in the back seat of a vehicle as it drove away from the shooting on Thursday. The Glynn County detective's division spent hours following up on the tip and eventually arrested a 14-year-old suspect. The boy's statements led them to take 17-year-old De'Marquise Elkins into custody. Elkins is charged with murder in the death of 13-month-old Antonio Santiago....
  • Baby's death marks 2nd time Georgia mom loses a son to violence

    03/23/2013 2:28:17 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 80 replies
    CNN ^ | March 23, 2013 | Michael Martinez. Tom Watkins and Nick Valencia
    Brunswick, Georgia (CNN) -- The fatal shooting of a 13-month-old boy in his stroller marked the second time mother Sherry West lost a son to violence, she said Saturday. Her 18-year-old son was stabbed to death in 2008 in New Jersey, she told CNN. "This is the second child that people have taken from me in a tragic way," West said. "I'm so afraid to have any more babies now. I tried to raise really good kids in a wicked world."
  • ‘I begged them not to kill my baby’: Tragedy as 13-month-old toddler is shot dead in his stroller

    03/22/2013 12:50:29 PM PDT · by BBell · 56 replies ^ | 22 March 2013 | Harriet Arkell
    ‘I begged them not to kill my baby’: Tragedy as 13-month-old toddler is shot dead in his stroller by teenage robber in front of mother Sherry West approached by two boys yards from home in Brunswick, GA They demanded money before shooting her son Antonio dead as he slept Police offer $10,000 reward for information about 'senseless killing'A distraught mother as told how she pleaded with young robbers to spare her toddler's life before they shot him dead as he slept in his stroller. Sherry West was pushing her 13-month-old son Antonio yards from their home in Brunswick, Georgia, early...
  • Tragedy as 13-month-old toddler is shot dead in his stroller by teenage robber in front of mother

    03/22/2013 7:59:43 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 139 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | March 22, 2013 | Harriet Arkell
    A distraught mother as told how she pleaded with young robbers to spare her toddler's life before they shot him dead as he slept in his stroller. Sherry West was pushing her 13-month-old son Antonio yards from their home in Brunswick, Georgia, early yesterday morning when she was approached by two African-American boys. She told how one of them, who looked about 15, demanded money from her and threatened to kill her if she didn't give him any. She told him she didn't have any. 'He said: "Well, I'm going to kill your baby", and I said "Please don't kill...
  • Two youths arrested in shooting death of Georgia baby

    03/22/2013 1:49:26 PM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 262 replies
    CNN ^ | March 22, 2013 | Tom Watkins and Nick Valencia, CNN Staff
    Brunswick, Georgia (CNN) -- Two teenagers were arrested Friday in the shooting death of a 13-month-old boy who was in his stroller, according to police in Brunswick, Georgia. The suspects are a 17-year-old boy and a 14-year-old boy, Police Chief Tobe Green told reporters Friday. He said they are being held on suspicion of first-degree murder. Green identified the older suspect as Demarquis Elkins, saying he will be treated as an adult in criminal proceedings. The 14-year-old was not identified because of his age. "We are turning every stone to get a motive," said Green. A weapon has not been...