Georgia Jury Finds 18 Year Old De’Marquise Elkins Guilty of Shooting & Murdering 13 Month Old Antonio Santiago in Stroller
A Georgia jury has found 18 year old De’Marquise Elkins in the murder of 13 month old Antonio Santiago. Elkins had shot the toddler while he was in his stroller in broad daylight in Brunswick, GA. Elkins could be sentenced to life in prison for his convictions; however, the punk was spared from the death penalty, because he was 17 when he shot the baby. The toddlers mother, Sherry West, had testified during the trial that she was walking home from the post office on March 21, 2013 with her son when Elkins demanded that she give him her purse Elkins then shot her in the leg and shot her baby in the face after she told him she had no money. Just sick. The fact that the defendant was 17 should have been irrelevant as to the death penalty. Any individual who shoots a baby in the face while they are in a stroller, does not deserve life.
After deliberating for nearly two hours, a Georgia jury found 18-year-old De’Marquise Elkins guilty Friday of multiple charges, including felony murder, for shooting and killing 13-month-old Antonio Santiago during a robbery.
Elkins was also convicted of aggravated assault and other charges for shooting pastor Wilfredo Calix-Flores during a separate mugging 10 days before baby Santiago was shot.
His mother Karimah Elkins, who was tried along with her son, was convicted of tampering with evidence for her role in trying to cover up the shooting.
Both Elkins and his mother showed no sign of any emotion as the verdict was read. They sat silently, staring straight ahead as they have throughout the entire trial.
Elkins’ defense attorney says he is going to appeal the case and exonerate his client. Yeah, I I believe in unicorns.