Crime meeting called in Brunswick after baby killed
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April 04, 2013 11:40 AM | 581 views | 1 1 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A Glynn County Sheriff's Deputy directs 17 year-old De Marquise Elkins out of the courtroom in the Glynn County Courthouse in Brunswick, Ga. after Elkin's first appearance hearing in Magistrate Court Monday, March 25, 2013. Elkins and a 15 year-old were arrested Friday, March 23 and charged by warrant in the shooting death of 13-month-old Antonio Santiago. (AP Photo/The Brunswick News/Bobby Haven)
A Glynn County Sheriff's Deputy directs 17 year-old De Marquise Elkins out of the courtroom in the Glynn County Courthouse in Brunswick, Ga. after Elkin's first appearance hearing in Magistrate Court Monday, March 25, 2013. Elkins and a 15 year-old were arrested Friday, March 23 and charged by warrant in the shooting death of 13-month-old Antonio Santiago. (AP Photo/The Brunswick News/Bobby Haven)
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A Glynn County Sheriff's Deputy directs 15 year-old Dominique Lang out of the courtroom in the Glynn County Courthouse in Brunswick, Ga. after Lang's first appearance hearing in Magistrate Court Monday, March 25, 2013. Lang and 17-year-old Demarquise Elkins were arrested Friday, March 23 and are charged with murder in the shooting of 13-month-old Antonio Santiago, who was in his stroller on a walk with his mother, Sherry West, who was also shot. Both suspects are charged as adults. (AP Photo/Brunswick News, Bobby Haven)
A Glynn County Sheriff's Deputy directs 15 year-old Dominique Lang out of the courtroom in the Glynn County Courthouse in Brunswick, Ga. after Lang's first appearance hearing in Magistrate Court Monday, March 25, 2013. Lang and 17-year-old Demarquise Elkins were arrested Friday, March 23 and are charged with murder in the shooting of 13-month-old Antonio Santiago, who was in his stroller on a walk with his mother, Sherry West, who was also shot. Both suspects are charged as adults. (AP Photo/Brunswick News, Bobby Haven)
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BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — City officials and residents of Brunswick are coming together to discuss crime two weeks after someone shot and killed a baby on a residential street in broad daylight.

Brunswick’s mayor and city commissioners were scheduled to host the public meeting Thursday night. Chiefs for the city and Glynn County police departments were also scheduled to attend.

Residents of the small port city on the Georgia coast were stunned when 13-month-old Antonio Santiago was fatally shot as his mother pushed the boy in his stroller a few blocks from their apartment. The child’s mother, Sherry West, was wounded by a bullet.

Police say robbery was the motive. They have charged 17-year-old De’Marquise Elkins with being the gunman and 15-year-old Dominique Lang as an accomplice. Both are charged with murder.
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April 10, 2013
Looking at the facts in the case, there is nothing that De'Marquise's attorney can say or do that will help his client. All the legal attacks against the mother are not going to help his client because the bullets that hit the pastor, the mother, and the baby came from the same gun that his 19-year-old sister threw in the pond. Bullets carry the finger prints of the gun that fired them. I would tell his attorney, "Riddle me that."

The police probably found De’Marquise’s finger prints on the gun after they took it out of the salt water pond. The police found flash powder on his clothing and hands which shows he was the shooter. His friend is going to turn evidence against him to get a reduced sentence. Those pictures of his gang affiliations and his tattoos are going to convince the jury he is not a good person. There is store video of both of them together, so Dominique’s lawyer won’t be able to say they didn’t know each other. If he struck that woman then he's guilty as an accessory to murder and attempted robbery.

The big question is who owns the gun that he used in the killing. Was the gun stolen in a burglary? Is the gun registered to a relative? Was the gun bought off the streets illegally? The serial number on the gun will tell police who owns the gun. The prosecution could bring theft charges for a stolen gun, or he could charge the owner for allowing someone under age to have possession of the gun.

One of his relatives is a corrupt public official who was trying to intimidate witness from coming forward by showing his presence outside of court.

The grandfather was saying in court, in a sincere way, that he was innocent, but at the same time the grandfather knew that his granddaughter had thrown the gun in a salt water pond. He should have told the judge where the gun was hidden while he was pleading with so much sincerity.

I think the grandfather wanted to convince the judge to let De'Marquise out on bond, so he can help him escape on a fishing boat to Cuba. Cuba has a history of letting people ask for political asylum without extraditing them. If people want to stay in Cuba without asking for political asylum they will be sent back to their country of origin.

Nobody with two attempted murder convictions and one murder conviction of a baby, who is facing life in prison is going to stay quietly at home on bond, he’s going to take a speed boat to Cuba.

De'Marquise's mother, aunt, and sister were fighting for a looser that ruined their lives. The worst part is that all their personal belongs will be tossed into the streets by the landlord, so the city garbage collector can take it. People in the hood are going to rummage through their things stealing shoes, pots and pan, dishes, pencils, clothing, De'Marquise's stolen merchandise from burglaries, family pictures, and furniture full of cat hairs.

The sister was in court banging her head on the table because she knows that her belongings would be thrown in the trash and her neighbors would steal her MP3 player with all her songs, her earrings, her new purse she bought, her computer, and her television set. Her brother is responsible for getting them into trouble.
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