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Antonio West - the baby shot in Georgia

Posted by on Jul. 15, 2013 at 1:43 PM
Jes
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BRUNSWICK, Ga. - The defense attorney for De'marquise Elkins filed a motion asking the judge to force prosecutors to hand over the entire Georgia Bureau of Investigation report on the murdered baby's parents: Louis Santiago and Sherry West.

You'll remember West says that she was shot in the March 21st incident and Santiago says he was shopping at Walmart when it happened and wasn't there.

But the GBI recently found traces of gunshot residue, or GSR, on both parents. Santiago in particular had residue on his hands.

According to the report, "this supports the possibility that the individual discharged a firearm, was in close proximity to a firearm upon discharge or came into contact with an item whose surface bears GSR.”

Over the phone, Sherry West told WJXT reporter Vic Micolucci that the residue found on her must have come from the struggle she says that happened with the teens charged in the murder: De'marquis Elkins and Dominique Lang.

She says she didn't know why the test would come back positive for her baby’s father, Louis Santiago, but insists he was not there.

West and Santiago are no longer together and WJXT couldn't reach him because he's in jail, being held without bond on charges of aggravated stalking related to family violence and violation of probation.

This case is set to go to trial August 19th.

Read more: http://www.wptv.com/dpp/news/national/sherry-west-antonio-santiago-gbi-finds-traces-of-gunshot-residue-on-brunswick-georgia-parents#ixzz2Z8YghXe4



So she has changed her story 4 times now... Husband is in jail... And the older daughter has reportedly said the Mom shot her own kid to claim the insurance...

What the hell?
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Mommy_of_Riley
by Jes on Jul. 15, 2013 at 2:02 PM
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tiffyhamm
by on Jul. 15, 2013 at 9:29 PM

Wth? Is this the case where the two young men are charged for shooting the baby?

yourspecialkid
by Platinum Member on Jul. 15, 2013 at 9:34 PM

 Who the heck has life insurance on a baby?  We just recently got policies for our kids...they are meant to be investment vehicles though.

yourspecialkid
by Platinum Member on Jul. 15, 2013 at 9:35 PM

 If innocent people are up on murder charges that is all kinds of wrong.

 

Mommy_of_Riley
by Jes on Jul. 15, 2013 at 9:37 PM
Yes. The mother claims that two teenage boys walked up and asked her for money then shot her and her baby...

But immediately after the attack she called her daughter and asked "how long do you think it will take to get the insurance check?" o_O


Quoting tiffyhamm:

Wth? Is this the case where the two young men are charged for shooting the baby?

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Mommy_of_Riley
by Jes on Jul. 15, 2013 at 9:38 PM
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That's why the police are "questioning" the situation...

It all looks suspicious.


Quoting yourspecialkid:

 Who the heck has life insurance on a baby?  We just recently got policies for our kids...they are meant to be investment vehicles though.

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romalove
by Roma on Jul. 15, 2013 at 9:38 PM

Far too much sick in this story.  I do remember it and thought at the time it wasn't right, I didn't believe the mother from the start.

Mommabearbergh
by on Jul. 15, 2013 at 9:43 PM
Wow seriously hurt your own baby for money. People are sick
tiffyhamm
by on Jul. 15, 2013 at 9:52 PM


Quoting Mommy_of_Riley:

Yes. The mother claims that two teenage boys walked up and asked her for money then shot her and her baby...

But immediately after the attack she called her daughter and asked "how long do you think it will take to get the insurance check?" o_O


Quoting tiffyhamm:

Wth? Is this the case where the two young men are charged for shooting the baby?

The hell? 

FromAtoZ
by AllieCat on Jul. 15, 2013 at 9:56 PM

This is a cluster in more ways than one.

How the minds of some people work is beyond me.

That poor child.  

It seems clear, from what I have read, what really happened.  Hopefully this woman and her husband are put away for a heck of a long time.

That poor baby.


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