First Alert Weather Alert: Flood Warning expires at 10:04 PM on 4/24, issued at 10:04 PM Blackshear, GA | Bristol, GA | Mershon, GA | Millwood, GA

Murdered baby's mom faces suspects in court

Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Updated: 5/30/2013 9:23 am
BRUNSWICK, Ga. -- Sherry West walked into a Glynn County courtroom Wednesday and sat just few feet away from the two teenagers accused of killing her 13 month-old-boy. 

"I can't wait till the trial.  I am ready for a trial," she said.

Prosecutors say DeMarquise Elkins, 17, and Dominique Lang, 15, shot Antonio Santiago in March while trying to rob West as she took her son for a walk in their Brunswick neighborhood.

"I still see people walking dogs down that street and baby strollers and I fear for them.  I really do," said West.

Not long after Elkins and Lang were arrested, three more members of the Elkins family found themselves behind bars.  Karimah, Katrina, and Sabrina Elkins are accused of trying to cover up the crime, by either providing the suspect with an alibi, or by trying to hide the possible murder weapon.

All five defendants were in court Wednesday, basically for a housekeeping hearing.  Attorneys and the judge ironed out some scheduling details.  The judge once again said he'd like to see this case go to trial by August.

"The sooner they get convicted the better," said West.

5 Comment(s)
Comments: Show | Hide

Here are the most recent story comments.View All

The views expressed here do not necessarily represent those of Action News Jacksonville

nataliehill420 - 9/6/2013 2:35 PM
0 Votes
my best friend's ex-wife makes $67 every hour on the internet. She has been unemployed for nine months but last month her income was $14860 just working on the internet for a few hours. check this link right here now..... w­w­w.D­A­Y­3­5.C­o­m

nativejax - 5/30/2013 1:47 PM
0 Votes
Ashley I lived on that very area of town for 20 years before I came here. It had ALWAYS been a place where I can walk around without fear of being killed or one of my kids killed. I am sure this woman didn't know it was unsafe when she moved there too. The 'THUG life culture' has started to spread everywhere, even on Jax beach recently.... These 'home grown' terrorists don't care who they terrorize, rob, attack, murder, etc. They KNOW the thug in Washington doesn't have to be held 'accountable' for any crimes he has committed so far, so they think they don't have to either.

Ashley - 5/30/2013 11:00 AM
0 Votes
How can people live in places with such crime....not even able to walk with a baby without being robbed??? Crazy--just crazy, I know things can happen anywhere but there are still places that you can walk without fear of being killed.The law needs to start doing a better job in these places and show the bad guys that they wont put up with their crap.They don't care that this family has to wake up every day without that precious little boy.

nativejax - 5/30/2013 7:10 AM
0 Votes
SOMEONE NEEDS TO LOOK INTO YOUR PAST. A thug shot a baby between the eyes when he was trying to rob her, ACCORDING TO THE YOUNGER BOY WITH HIM. What's her past got to do with it NOW? If she had died from her gunshot too, WHAT THE H3LL WOULD HER PAST HAVE TO DO WITH IT? EVERYONE ONE HAS RIGHTS, EVEN THESE TWO NASTY AZZ THUGS...and boy I mean N A S T Y. I hope big bubba has a good time with these PUNKAZZES in prison, though that won't bring that innocent baby back.

TOMMY - 5/30/2013 6:35 AM
0 Votes
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
Mobile advertising for this site is available on Local Ad Buy.