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 […]

De’Marquis Elkins’ motive for alleged baby shooting revealed by prosecutors

Prosecutors in the Brunswick, Ga., baby murder trial have revealed what they believe is the motive behind De’Marquis Elkins alleged robbery attempt of Sherry West that led to the supposed shooting of her infant son. Brunswick Judicial Circuit District Attorney Jackie Johnson played a taped interrogation that investigators conducted on Elkins, 18, in Glynn County, […]

Accomplice Dominique Lang lied multiple times about alleged De’Marquis Elkins shooting

MARIETTA, Ga. — Just 24 hours after confidently laying the blame on former friend De’Marquise Elkins in the shooting death of Sherry West’s infant baby in Brunswick, Ga., teenager Dominique Lang is backtracking furiously under cross-examination about the accuracy of his statements to authorities. Lang admitted to defense attorneys that he lied multiple times in his […]

De’Marquis Elkins killed Sherry West’s baby, accomplice testifies

MARIETTA, Ga. — The judge ruled that the jury would hear testimony that De’Marquis Elkins shot and killed Sherry West’s infant baby in broad daylight on March 21, 2013 and shot the mother in the leg in a botched robbery attempt in Brunswick, Ga. Glynn County Superior Court Judge Stephen Kelley rejected defense attorneys Kevin […]

Brunswick, Ga., police detective thought Sherry West shot her child, but changed her mind

MARIETTA, Ga. — Brunswick, Ga., Police Detective Angela Smith admitted to Brunswick Judicial District Attorney Jackie Johnson that she initially believed Sherry West shot and killed her own infant child, Antonio Santiago, because the mother’s story was too bizarre to believe. Somewhere along the line, however, police from Brunswick, Glynn County and GBI focused their attention on […]

De’Marquis Elkins killed Sherry West’s baby, accomplice testifies

MARIETTA, Ga. — Outfitted in prison fatigues and wearing chains around his feet, wrists and waist, indicted baby murder suspect Dominique Lang is trying to buy his way to eventual freedom by delivering his former friend to the state. Lang, the alleged accomplice of De’Marquis Elkins’ in the racially explosive Brunswick baby murder trial and […]

De’Marquise Elkins baby murder trial: Prosecutors’ top opening statements

Prosecutors in the De’Marquise Elkins baby stroller murder trial began opening statements before an all-white jury of five women and seven men in Cobb County (Ga.) Superior Court. Elkins, 18, is accused of killing 13-month-old Antonio Santiago with a 22-caliber handgun as he sat in his stroller on March 21, 2013 during an attempted robbery […]

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 […]

Brunswick baby murder trial: Defense attorneys irate no black males picked for jury pool

MARIETTA, Ga. — Defense attorneys in the Brunswick, Ga. baby murder trial expressed consternation and exasperation to the judge because the racially-charged trial has not a single black male juror among the prospective jury pool as defendant De’Marquise Elkins is facing life in prison for the shooting murder of an infant. Of the 48 prospective […]

Brunswick’s black leader speaks out against black teens charged in baby murder case

BRUNSWICK, Ga. — Businessman and pastor Kenneth Adkins was rudely introduced to some disturbing local dynamics when he moved into this small town on the Southeastern tip of Georgia from Jacksonville, Fla., seven years ago, mainly: 1. The first Christmas parade he attended was led by the Sons of the Confederate Soldiers. 2. The 150-year-old […]