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Brunswick baby murder suspects in court

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Updated: 4/05/2013 7:11 pm

BRUNSWICK, Ga. -- For the first time Monday, the two teen suspects charged with the murder of a Brunswick baby stood before a judge.

DeMarquis Elkins, 17, and Dominique Lang, 15, made their first appearances in court as the accused killers of a 13-month-old boy.

Police say Elkins and Lang killed the baby in a botched robbery attempt. It's a crime that's shaken this small Georgia community to its core and led to Internet death threats.

Elkins' attorney Kevin Gough said, "People are advocating on the Internet that Marquis be lynched, tortured, or at least executed."

Lang's grandmother, who identified herself only as Pastor Hunt, said of her grandson, "He's a baby. But he's not a baby killer. So they need to get this straight. He is not a baby killer."

Gough denies Elkins had any gang affiliation, and says he's not aware of any prior criminal history.

He suggests that it's possible Elkins and Lang were misidentified by a grieving mother. He says there are a lot of things we still don't know about this case.

He said, "It does seem odd that the young man who was determined to take a purse and the contents of a purse would shoot a 13-month-old child once in the head, and shoot at the mother several times, and yet the purse was never taken."

Both suspects are being held without bond. Elkins' next court date is April 5. A preliminary hearing is still being planned for Lang.

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david - 4/10/2013 8:58 PM
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Looking at the facts in the case, there is nothing that De'Marquise's attorney can say or do that will help his client. All the legal attacks against the mother are not going to help his client because the bullets that hit the pastor, the mother, and the baby came from the same gun that his 19-year-old sister threw in the pond. Bullets carry the finger prints of the gun that fired them. I would tell his attorney, "Riddle me that." The police probably found De’Marquise’s finger prints on the gun after they took it out of the salt water pond. The police found flash powder on his clothing and hands which shows he was the shooter. His friend is going to turn evidence against him to get a reduced sentence. Those pictures of his gang affiliations and his tattoos are going to convince the jury he is not a good person. There is store video of both of them together, so Dominique’s lawyer won’t be able to say they didn’t know each other. If he struck that woman then he's guilty as an accessory to murder and attempted robbery. The big question is who owns the gun that he used in the killing. Was the gun stolen in a burglary? Is the gun registered to a relative? Was the gun bought off the streets illegally? The serial number on the gun will tell police who owns the gun. The prosecution could bring theft charges for a stolen gun, or he could charge the owner for allowing someone under age to have possession of the gun. One of his relatives is a corrupt public official who was trying to intimidate witness from coming forward by showing his presence outside of court. The grandfather was saying in court, in a sincere way, that he was innocent, but at the same time the grandfather knew that his granddaughter had thrown the gun in a salt water pond. He should have told the judge where the gun was hidden while he was pleading with so much sincerity. I think the grandfather wanted to convince the judge to let De'Marquise out on bond, so he can help him escape on a fishin

Crimprof - 3/30/2013 8:44 AM
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This is clearly an example of what is wrong with society today. It starts in the home. De'Marquis would have turned out as scum as a total member of the Bloods or staying home with his mother's influence. Truly a genetic and cultural transmission. Here is definitely a strong validation for sterilization.

nativejax - 3/26/2013 12:58 PM
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And if this evidence clearly shows he's guilty...'granny' needs to wake up..her whole family seems to be a bunch of thugs.

nativejax - 3/26/2013 12:44 PM
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The mother and the aunt was arrested for lying...so should a lawyer who lies.

Truthseeker - 3/25/2013 10:21 PM
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The lawyer is clearly lying for his client. There is a cover up going on. DeMarquis Elkins was an active member of the Bloods gang. Below are the pictures of him flashing Bloods symbols and dressed in the gang colors. So, either DeMarquis lied to his court appointed attorney or the attorney lied and should be disbarred: the truth shall set you free. Pictures of the killer De'Marquis Elkins flashing Bloods gang symbols: http://postimage.org/gallery/24jmssuy/

Truthseeker - 3/25/2013 10:16 PM
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Pictures of the killer De'Marquis Elkins flashing Bloods gang symbols: http://postimage.org/gallery/24jmssuy/
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