Teen Guilty of Murdering Baby in Stroller

Georgia's De'Marquise Elkins faces life in prison

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Aug 30, 2013 3:22 PM CDT

(Newser) – A Georgia teenager has been convicted of murder in a particularly jarring case: Jurors say De'Marquise Elkins, now 18, shot a baby in a stroller during an attempted robbery, reports AP. His accused accomplice, 15-year-old Dominique Lang, will be tried next, also as an adult. Police say the teens pulled a gun on Sherry West as she walked her 13-month-old son, Antonio Santiago, in Brunswick. Elkins allegedly shot both the baby and West, in her leg, during the altercation. He faces life in prison but is not eligible for the death penalty because he was 17 at the time of the shooting.

Sherry West, mother of slain toddler Antonio Santiago, testifies in court on Aug. 27.
Sherry West, mother of slain toddler Antonio Santiago, testifies in court on Aug. 27.   (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Johnny Crawford)
Dominique Lang is sworn in before testifying Aug. 22 in the trial of De'Marquise Elkins. Lang will be tried later.
Dominique Lang is sworn in before testifying Aug. 22 in the trial of De'Marquise Elkins. Lang will be tried later.   (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Bob Andres)
De'Marquise Elkins appears in court during his trial in Marietta, Ga.
De'Marquise Elkins appears in court during his trial in Marietta, Ga.   (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Johnny Crawford, File)
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