Convicted Brunswick baby murderer De’Marquise Elkins sentenced

BRUNSWICK, Ga. — De’Marquise Elkins, the Georgia teenager convicted of the killing of Sherry West’s infant baby while it sat in his stroller while trying to rob the child’s mother, was sentenced Thursday to life in prison without parole plus 130 years. Elkins, 18, was sentenced in Georgia’s Glynn County Superior Court less than two […]

De’Marquise Elkins found guilty of murder in Brunswick baby trial

De’Marquise Elkins showed little emotion when a jury him found guilty of malice murder in the shooting death of Sherry West’s infant baby in Brunswick, Ga., on March 21 that shocked and horrified American citizens. A jury of nine men and three women — all white — took only about an hour and 45 minutes […]

Brunswick baby murder trial: Ex-wife, ex-girlfriend accuse father of murder

Sherry West’s baby, Antonio Santiago, was murdered by his own father, Louis Santiago, so alleges his ex-wife and ex-girlfriend. When the two women found out that Santiago’s and West’s infant child was shot to death, they called the Brunswick Police Department from their homes in Minnesota and Florida, respectively, to share their suspicions that the […]

Brunswick baby murder trial: Sherry West picked wrong person as her shooter at first

MARIETTA, Ga. — The prosecution’s star witness in the Brunswick baby murder trial that made national headlines, the mother of the slain infant Sherry West, originally selected a photo of the light-skinned Dominique Lang, 15, as her shooter from a stack of pictures that Brunswick police officers showed her of the teens who skipped school […]

Teens accused of killing toddler in Brunswick, Ga., never met before the shooting

The shooting death of 13-month-old Antonio Santiago is a case many can’t wrap their minds around. On March 21, 2013, while sitting in his stroller, baby Santiago was allegedly shot by De’Marquise Elkins, then 17, who attempted to rob the tot’s mother, Sherry West, who was also shot because she refused to give up her […]

Murdered Georgia baby’s father, Louis Santiago, threatens witnesses called to testify

MARIETTA, Ga. — The lead defense attorney in the De’Marquise Elkins baby murder trial is calling for a dismissal on the grounds that the slain infant’s father has threatened witnesses who are called to testify in Cobb County Superior Court, irrevocably contaminating the sanctity of the trial. Thursday, Elkins’ lead attorney, Kevin Gough, announced he […]

No black jurors on the De’Marquise Elkins’ baby murder trial

An all-white jury will decide the fate of the black teen charged in the shooting death of a white infant baby in a stroller. No African American made the final cut of the jury that is serving on the Sherry West baby murder trial where two black teens are accused of shooting a 13-month-old Antonio […]

Family of 3 set to stand trial starting Monday in Brunswick, Ga., baby murder case

Brunswick, Ga. baby murder suspect De’Marquise Elkins, 18, alongside his mother, Karimah Aisha Elkins, 36, and his aunt, Katrina Latrelle Elkins, 33, will stand trial beginning Monday, Aug. 19, 2013 in Cobb County, Ga., 325 miles from the town where the heartless murder of 13-month-old Antonio Santiago occurred. Karimah and Katrina are being tried for  “false statements […]

Suspected baby shooter’s mom, aunt, arrested

The mother and the aunt of one of the two teenage boys accused of fatally shooting a 13-month-old boy in Brunswick, Georgia, last Thursday have been arrested by Brunswick Police, according to documents in the case.