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Brunswick Baby killer sentenced to life without parole

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Updated: 9/12/2013 7:36 pm
BRUNSWICK, Ga. -- DeMarquise Elkins was sentenced Thursday to life without parole less than two weeks after he was found guilty for killing a toddler in Brunswick last March.

Elkins shot and killed 13-month-old Antonio Santiago between the eyes at nearly point blank range. Elkins was trying to rob his mother Sherry West and threatened the violence if she did not give him her purse.

Despite two weeks of testimony, it took a Cobb County jury just two hours to return a guilty verdict. The trial was moved out of Brunswick because of the attention on the high-profile case.

[Special Coverage: Brunswick Baby Murder]

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albert66 - 10/22/2013 11:32 PM
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He is getting more sympathy than he gave to the baby..Our system here crys poverty yet they pay for a killer to live in better conditions than some homeless mom.Weird!!

daisy - 10/1/2013 1:52 AM
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I AM SO GLAD THAT DARQUIS ELKINS IS GETTING LIFE WITHOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF PAROLE SEE WHAT HAPPENS WHEN AFRICA AMERICAN'S KILL THEY GET LIFE JUST LIKE A WHITE PERSON OR HISPANIC PERSON WOULD. AFRICAN AMERICAN'S AREN'T ABOVE THE LAW YOU CANNOT AND WILL NOT DO WHAT YOU WANT EITHER.

daisy - 10/1/2013 1:51 AM
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YES FINALLY THAT BABY KILLING PORCH MONKEY GOT WHAT HE DESERVED JUSTICE FINALLY JUSTICE!!!!!!!!!!

ashleyevans873 - 9/25/2013 1:00 PM
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what Janet said I'm impressed that someone able to get paid $8579 in 1 month on the computer. a fantastic read ...... w­w­w.D­A­Y­3­5.C­o­m

immabosss - 9/12/2013 7:44 PM
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Good. He got life in prison. I was wishing for the death penalty. But life will do. It takes a cold hearted person to kill a baby. God bless the family of the child!

Billy Bob Hill - 9/12/2013 6:01 PM
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They need to take old sparky up to GA and strap these chimps in and take him and his momma for a ride and make'm crackle like fried chicken on Friday nights party !

king kaos - 9/12/2013 3:47 PM
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BeachDouche- you are stupid... This dude should not only be killed, it should be slowly and in the most painful way possible. Like cooking his internal organs with microwaves for a week or so, maybe letting bugs eat his body while he is tied down. This sub animal piece of garbage doesnt deserve ANYTHING that a cow getting slaughtered for food should get. It doesnt deserve anything that you wouldnt do to any other DEMON\EVIL INCARNATE. Im not violent, Im not a hunter(Im not against it but I dont go out of my way to kill anything), I do have kids that I love, but Ill tell you what, this thing know as demarquis in not human and does not deserver any respect or break from anyone. HE SHOT A 13 MONTH OLD BABY BETWEEN THE EYES AT POINT BLANK RANGE!!! DO YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT THAT IS??? HE TOOK THE MOST INNOCENT AND UNCORRUPTED THING IN THIS WORLD AND TOOK IT FROM ALL OF US FOR NO REASON, just to do it. Again, something slow and painful, something that is worse than the hell his is from, thats what I think this fbag deserves.

mylesman - 9/12/2013 12:26 PM
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This subhuman shot a 13 month baby in the face, and your complaining about capital punishment. What's it take to upset you, because if this doesn't you are seriously xxxxxx up. There is something called justice and in this case it means execution. Anything less encourages more murders.

BeachParrot - 9/12/2013 10:08 AM
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Only in America???? You do know that most countries in the world have abolished the death penalty, including the so-called "civilized countries". Take a look at the 21 countries that still have the death penalty (although most of them don't use it). he following 21 countries are believed by Amnesty International to have carried out executions in 2012: Afghanistan (14), Bangladesh (1), Belarus (3+), China (2000+), Gambia (9), India (1), Iran (314+), Iraq (129+), Japan (7), North Korea (6+), Pakistan (1), Palestine (6), Saudi Arabia (79+), Somalia (6+), South Sudan (5+), Sudan (19+), Taiwan (6), UAE (1), USA (43), Yemen (28+).[4]

lovibl3 - 9/12/2013 9:22 AM
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No death penalty???.He can eat, get a education, health coverage and have a roof over his head and a bed to lay on all for free, on our dime...Smh. Only in America....psssshhhhh
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