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New arrests in Brunswick baby murder, gun found

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Updated: 4/05/2013 7:11 pm

BRUNSWICK, Ga. -- One day after Demarquise Elkins' mother, Karimah, watched her son stand before a judge, she and her sister have found themselves on the wrong side of the law.

Officer Todd Rhodes with the Brunswick Police Department said, "They were both arrested last night for giving false statements to police."

Up until this point, Demarquise's aunt Katrina had been his alibi, telling the media that her nephew was with her the morning of the shooting. While investigators won't confirm that's the lie she told, they do say something the sisters said while in custody led them to witnesses, which led them to a key piece of evidence.

"At 8 a.m., we found the gun," said Glynn County Police Chief Matt Doering.

Using an underwater metal detector, investigators say they found a handgun in a saltwater pond off Highway 17.

"The weapon has been sent to a crime lab for analysis to determine whether or not that is in fact the murder weapon," said Officer Rhodes.

Sherry West says Elkins and 15-year-old Dominique Lang shot her and her 13-month-old boy last week in a botched robbery attempt. Antonio Santiago didn't survive.

Right now, the teenagers are in jail, as investigators continue to search for clues.

"We're not going to rest until all the facts are in," said Rhodes.

Elkins is due in court April 5th. He and Lang are each charged with first-degree murder.

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david - 4/12/2013 12:26 AM
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I think the mother should sue those four suspects in a civil court. She could get a judgement for three million dollars and then she could put a lien on their bank accounts, properties, and wages. De'Marquise's sister is going to be a doctor and she will have enough money to pay her portion of the money. West needs to be financially compensated for the murder of her baby.

stopit - 3/27/2013 9:04 PM
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Congratulations Brunswick. This shows what can be done if you protect your community for the future by telling what you know of a crime now. Granted, this was because the victim in this horrible crime was a baby, and that stabbed the hearts of so, so many. But what you have done to help clear your streets of these young monsters can also be done regarding others. I hope you continue in this way.

imtellin - 3/27/2013 6:55 AM
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Brunswick police can now write the book,," WHEN IGNORANT & STUPID PEOPLE LIE " !!! or,, "1ST 48,,GOT YOUR STORY STRAIGHT??" !!! either way,, congratulations on some 1st class investigating... and kudos to those in the public who cared enough to come forward.. without the publics help,, a lot of crimes never get resolved...

nativejax - 3/26/2013 9:21 PM
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"They have video evidence of the crime"!!!!!!!!!!!!!Hopefully there will be justice for this baby and his mother.All my prayers to her and her family.

nativejax - 3/26/2013 7:51 PM
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Good work Glynn Country!
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