Defense continues in Ga. baby killing trial

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

August 29, 2013

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) -- Defense attorneys are continuing to present witnesses and evidence Thursday in the trial of a man accused of killing a baby in coastal Georgia.

De'Marquise Elkins is charged with murder in the March 21 killing of 13-month-old Antonio Santiago in Brunswick.

The prosecution rested its case Wednesday. Then the defense began calling witnesses and showed most of a video of the child's mother, Sherry West, being questioned by police the day of the shooting.

Prosecutors say Elkins shot Antonio during an attempted robbery. West was shot in the leg.

The trial is being held near Atlanta because of pretrial publicity.

If convicted of murder, 18-year-old Elkins faces up to life in prison. His mother is on trial alongside him on charges of evidence tampering and lying to police.

(Copyright 2013. The Associated Press.)

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