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Defense claims mom of murdered baby traded sex for drugs

Posted by on Apr. 6, 2013 at 7:15 PM
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BRUNSWICK, Ga. -- The family of DeMarquise Elkins had little to say when they left the Glynn County Courthouse Friday, moments after a judge decided to keep the 17-year-old murder suspect in jail.

"I hereby deny bond at this time," said Superior Court Judge Stephen Kelley.

Elkins and 15-year-old Dominique Lang are charged with the shooting death of 13-month-old Antonio Santiago on March 21, in what the child's mother described as an attempted robbery.

"They just killed him in his sleep. Shot him right in the face," she cried just hours after the shooting in an interview with Action News.  She was also injured in the shooting.

But now, Sherry West's credibility is being questioned. In new court documents filed Friday, Elkins' defense team is requesting a drug test from West, claiming a crack addiction could have clouded her recollection of what happened that day. She is the only eyewitness.

"We have filed our motions and we're not going to comment in the motions that we've filed at this point," said public defender Kevin Gough.

Another motion filed earlier this week, suggesting there was a murder-for-hire scheme, a possible plot to obtain money from the baby's life insurance policy. New documents claim West and the baby's father may have been involved in a false insurance claim before.

The case goes to court again next month.

by on Apr. 6, 2013 at 7:15 PM
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rfurlongg
by on Apr. 6, 2013 at 7:22 PM
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This case just gets fishy-er and fishy-er.
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LindaClement
by Thatwoman on Apr. 6, 2013 at 8:22 PM
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What the hell does whether or not she's a prostitute have to do with anything?

Della529
by Matlock on Apr. 6, 2013 at 9:02 PM

 For anyone interested: 

DOCUMENTS: New defense motions in De'Marquise Elkins case

FromAtoZ
by AllieCat on Apr. 6, 2013 at 9:12 PM
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I have not been keeping up with this case, only catching bits and pieces here, really.

Bottom line, a child is dead and those responsible, all of them, will hopefully be held accountable.

God rest that little one's soul.

FromAtoZ
by AllieCat on Apr. 6, 2013 at 9:15 PM


Quoting Della529:

 For anyone interested: 

DOCUMENTS: New defense motions in De'Marquise Elkins case

It's great to see you!!!

Della529
by Matlock on Apr. 6, 2013 at 9:18 PM
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Quoting FromAtoZ:


Quoting Della529:

 For anyone interested: 

DOCUMENTS: New defense motions in De'Marquise Elkins case

It's great to see you!!!

 Thank you, it's great to see you, too!  *blushes*

Euphoric
by Bazinga! on Apr. 6, 2013 at 9:22 PM

 Wow

k_hall1784
by on Apr. 6, 2013 at 9:22 PM

I knew this story sounded strange from the beginning. The pieces just didn't fit. That poor baby had to die because of foolishness. SMH

lancet98
by Silver Member on Apr. 6, 2013 at 9:22 PM
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I don't care what drugs she has done.  

I care which person shot her baby in the head.

By the way, the defense is just doing their job - whch is to make the prosecution do THEIR job.   If the prosecution has a case, somethin like this allegation won't make any difference.

coolmommy2x
by Gold Member on Apr. 6, 2013 at 9:23 PM
I agree. So sad.

Quoting FromAtoZ:

I have not been keeping up with this case, only catching bits and pieces here, really.

Bottom line, a child is dead and those responsible, all of them, will hopefully be held accountable.

God rest that little one's soul.

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