Cops Arrest 2 Teens in Georgia Baby-Killing
Georgia police nab two boys, 17 and 14
By Neal Colgrass, Newser Staff
Posted Mar 22, 2013 4:08 PM CDT
Authorities investigate the scene of shooting in Brunswick, Ga. on Thursday, March 21, 2013.   (AP Photo/The Morning News, Terry Dickson)

(Newser) – Police arrested two teenage boys today in the killing of a baby shot point-blank in the face in his stroller, CNN reports. One is 17-year-old Demarquis Elkins, who is legally considered an adult; the other went unidentified because he's only 14. "We are turning every stone to get a motive," said the police chief of Brunswick, Georgia. The toddler's mom, Sherry West, said the boys approached her and asked for money yesterday morning.

She said she had none, and the bigger of the two boys shot her twice—a graze to the head and a bullet to the leg. "And then, all of a sudden, he walked over and he shot my baby in the face," she said. She performed CPR on her child and was aided by police when they arrived, but "we lost him," she said. Her take on the boys: "If they can use a gun like an adult, then they can be charged like an adult. I want to see lethal injection or at least life in prison. This child did nothing to him. He was innocent and helpless."

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Mar 25, 2013 11:13 PM CDT
The first time i heard about this story the article said the two shooters were 10 and 12 years old. Pretty hard to confuse either one of those with a 17 year old.
Mar 24, 2013 4:27 PM CDT
This horrific event is an opportunity for racists(all colors) and the religious to turn this thread into a soap box. If you see someone(especially the racists) spout their hate, ignore them, they are not worth the time it takes to type a reply.
Mar 24, 2013 3:34 AM CDT
how can there be a race war when race isn't even mentioned? people want to point stuff out that isnt there.