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: Jurors receive case after closing arguments

MARIETTA, Ga. — Jurors in the sensationalized Brunswick baby murder trial could decide today the fate of De’Marquise Elkins, the 18-year-old charged in the death of 13-month-old Antonio Santiago and shooting injury of the mother, Sherry West, 42. He faces up to life in prison with parole if convicted. The jury will be handed the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]