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Mother of slain baby takes witness stand

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Updated: 8/27/2013 6:23 pm
MARIETTA, Ga. -- The mother of Antonio Santiago, the 13-month-old boy shot and killed while in his baby stroller, is now on the witness stand in the trial of DeMarquise Elkins.

Sherry West took the stand after the lunch break in what the judge is calling a "marathon day."

Testimony started early and is expected to end late. The judge is trying to speed up proceedings.

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Elkins, 18, is charged with killing Antonio Santiago in an attempted robbery back in March.

His mother, Karimah Elkins, is also on trial right now. She's charged with helping to hide the suspected murder weapon.

Before West took the stand, jurors heard from a pastor and a worker who said Elkins robbed them at gunpoint, ten days before Antonio's murder.

A teen witness to the robbery also testified.

West is expected to be the state's final witness.
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nativejax - 8/28/2013 10:53 AM
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Defenseless animals get treated worse and they don't kill anybody. They are only guilty of being domesticated and then thrown away without a home, family,or love and then they are gassed. I also would gladly shoot this thug right between the eyes, without a moments thought before or after, about it.

Old Dog - 8/28/2013 10:07 AM
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It is sad that once this sick animal is convicted that he can't be taken out and given an old fashion public lynching, which is just what he deserves. What is even worse, is the burden of keeping this animal in prison for the rest of his useless life will be funded by us hard working tax payers and that is major problems in our current legal system. Turn him over to me and I will gladly take care of the problem for the cost of one bullet.
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