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Hate Crime, Murder, or Botched Robbery…You Decide?


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Murdered toddler.

Brunswick, GA. – March 26, 2013 A 13-month-old toddler was shot in the face in robbery gone wrong, an act of hate, or cold blooded murder. According to the First Coast News (2013) the mother Sherry West, she was pushing the sleeping baby in a stroller near where she lived, which is usually a peaceful and quiet neighborhood.

A 13-month-old male toddler was shot in the face during altercation this past Thursday. The two teens wanted to rob the baby’s mother Sherry West, but she didn’t any money to give them. His mother tried desperately to protect her young toddler from being hurt. According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (2013), the mother stated that the suspects told her they were going to “shoot her baby” and she “pleaded with them” not to shoot Antonio.

However, According to Daily News (2013), Sherry West was shot and wounded by the suspects, before they killed her baby. Tragically, she couldn’t stop the perpetrators from shooting her sleeping 13-month-old toddler, named Antonio Santiago in the face. According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (2013), two teenaged suspects have been indentified and arrested in connection with the botched robbery and the toddler’s murder.

According to the New York Daily News (2013), the grieving mother positively identified the suspects as 15-year-old, Dominique Lang and 17-year-old, De’Marquis Elkins. However, she claims the De’Marquis Elkins was the shooter in this senseless crime. These two suspects are currently being held in a Glynn County Detention Center in Brunswick, GA. The mother stated that she wants the heartless shooter die, which was aired on the Piers Morgan Show on CNN Monday Night.

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (2013), the mother of De’Marquise Elkins, Karimah Elkins, 36, and the teen’s aunt “Katrina Elkins, 33; were arrested this morning for lying to authorities. Furthermore, the murder weapon has been recovered and both teens will face a judge to learn there fate. Additionally, the suspects will stand trial for murder of this handsome little toddler and the attempted murder of his mother.

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Daily News (2013) Mother of baby murdered right in front of her tells Piers Morgan: ‘I just hope the shooter dies’
Retrieved from the World Wide Web on March 26, 2013

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/mom-murdered-baby-hope-shooter-dies-article-1.1299241#ixzz2OgmA1sG9

First Coast News (2013) Brunswick toddler’s mother responds to negative accusations against her

Retrieved from the World Wide Web on March 26, 2013

http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/georgia/article/305803/5/Toddlers-mother-responds-to-negative-accusations

New York Daily News (2013) Mother of baby murdered right in front of her tells Piers Morgan: ‘I just hope the shooter dies’
Retrieved from the World Wide Web on March 26, 2013

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/mom-murdered-baby-hope-shooter-dies-article-1.1299241

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (2013) Mother, aunt of suspect in Brunswick baby shooting arrested

Retrieved from the World Wide Web on March 26, 2013

http://www.ajc.com/news/news/crime-law/mother-aunt-of-suspect-in-brunswick-baby-shooting-/nW4mh/

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (2013) Police arrest 2 teens in Georgia baby’s killing

Retrieved from the World Wide Web on March 26, 2013

http://www.ajc.com/news/ap/crime/police-search-for-boys-after-baby-shot-in-stroller/nWzys/

Author:

Ms. Kauffman is an seasoned freelance author who designs and maintains her own websites and blogs. The websites that are named, "Princess Crystal Says" and "Princess Crystal's Royal Letters". Ms. Kauffman has an AA in Arts of Business and BS in Communications, which makes her a valuable asset to her current and potential clients.

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