"Georgia mom who watched baby mercilessly shot in the face weeps for son she will never see grow"*
A 13-month-old Brunswick, Ga. boy was murdered in a stroller Thursday after a botched robbery attempt on his mother, Sherry West. Two teenage boys have been charged for first-degree murder in the case.By Corinne Lestch / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Saturday, March 23, 2013, 9:25 PM
Russ Bynum/AP--Luis Santiago tries to comfort Sherry West at her apartment Friday in Brunswick, Ga., the day after their 13-month-old son, Antonio Santiago, was shot and killed. West says she was walking her baby in his stroller when a teenage gunman demanding money shot the baby in the face and shot her in the leg.
“I’m always going to wonder what his first word would be,” said heartbroken mom Sherry West a day after the senseless shooting in Brunswick, Ga.
Terry Dickson/ASSOCIATED PRESS--Sherry West says two teen robbers demanded money but then shot her and killed her baby when she told them she didn't have any.
When West saw the jail mug shot of 17-year-old De’Marquis Elkins, she identified him as the gunman.
Sherry West/AP--Antonio Santiago celebrates his first Christmas in December of 2012. This was one of the last of Antonio's milestones ever shared with mother Sherry West.
Police nabbed Elkins in Brunswick and charged him as an adult with first-degree murder. His alleged accomplice, 14, who has not been identified because he is a minor, was also arrested.
Glynn County Detention Center--This Friday, March 22, 2013 photo provided by the Glynn County Detention Center shows De'Marquise Elkins, 17, one of two teenagers arrested Friday and accused of fatally shooting a 13-month-old baby in the face and wounding his mother during their morning stroll in Brunswick, Ga. Elkins is charged as an adult with first-degree murder, along with a 14-year-old who was not identified because he is a juvenile, Police Chief Tobe Green said.
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AP Photo--Sherry West breaks down in tears as she describes the incident the day before where her 13-month-old son was fatally shot and she was wounded Friday, March 22, 2013 in Brunswick, Ga. West said Friday a teenager trying to rob her at gunpoint asked "Do you want me to kill your baby?" before he fatally shot her 13-month-old son in the head.
Elkins’ older sister insisted her family knows that her brother was not involved in the shooting.
KMOV--Police responding to a 911 call in southeastern Georgia found a baby boy shot dead and a mother with a leg wound Thursday morning. The incident in Brunswick prompted a search for two young male suspects, one between 13 and 15 years old, and the other possibly as young as 10. While the mother said she was the victim of an attempted robbery, police said they had not identified a motive so far. They did not provide any other details of the alleged crime, other than to say that after the senseless act, both suspects fled on foot.
When police found Elkins, they pointed a Taser at him and told him to get on the ground.
“He said, ‘What are you getting me for? Can you tell me what I did?’ ” his sister recalled.
West was shot in the left leg above her knee, and another bullet grazed her left ear. She said the gunman shot her son in the face.
“My baby will never be back again,” West sobbed as she packed bags with baby clothing and diapers to donate to charity. “He took an innocent life. I want his life, too.”
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