Teens in Baby's Killing Indicted as Adults
Older one charged with second shooting earlier this month
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 27, 2013 5:04 PM CDT
This provided by the Glynn County Detention Center shows De'Marquise Elkins, 17.   (AP Photo/Courtesy of the Glynn County Detention Center)

(Newser) – A Georgia teenager shot a 13-month-old baby in the face while trying to rob the child's mother, according to an indictment returned today that also charged the suspect with shooting another person in an unrelated robbery attempt earlier this month. The indictment by a Glynn County grand jury charges 17-year-old De'Marquise Elkins on 11 counts, including malice murder, in the slaying of young Antonio Santiago a few blocks from his home in coastal Brunswick. Another suspect, 15-year-old Dominique Lang, was indicted on seven counts including felony murder. Both are charged as adults, though neither faces the death penalty because they're under 18.

The indictment specifies that authorities believe it was Elkins who shot the child and wounded his mother with a .22-caliber revolver as the boys tried to steal money from her. Elkins is now also charged with a second attempted robbery and shooting that happened 10 days before the baby was slain. On March 11, according to the indictment, Elkins pointed a gun at a man and demanded his cellphone and wallet. Elkins shot the man in the arm with the same caliber revolver used to kill the baby, the indictment says.

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fedupamerican
Mar 29, 2013 11:00 AM CDT
Do the weak minded biggots(black and white) on this thread think your racist bs is entertaining(other than to yourselves)? Does it really matter that the scum that murdered this helpless child were black and not white? His parent's are just as heart broken, And poor little Antonio is just as dead. The thing that disappoints me, is that the taxpayers will end up paying for food and medicine the remainder of their barbaric lives. I hate them regardless of race.
slammer
Mar 29, 2013 1:19 AM CDT
this one should be easy! you got them now kill them! end of sad story!!!!!!
QQQQ
Mar 28, 2013 7:05 PM CDT
PLEASE, reactivate the KKK. These fine africkin amerikens should be hung from the nearest tree. But wait, there is 10,000 jew lawyers waiting and the ACLU to defend and make a buck and a reputation for themselves. I bet their parents are Rhodes scholars. Burn the little bastards.