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Testimony begins in trial of teen charged with killing Brunswick baby

Tuesday, 3:25 p.m.

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Updated: 8/20/2013 8:20 pm
MARIETTA, Ga. -- Opening statements have ended and witness testimony is underway.

On the stand now, a former Glynn County firefighter who tried, unsuccessfully, to revive Baby Antonio.

The firefighter said the baby was shot between the eyes at close range.

Tuesday, 2:40 p.m.

Trial underway for teen charged with murdering Brunswick baby.
Trial underway for teen charged with murdering Brunswick baby.
MARIETTA, Ga. -- A 15 member jury was selected Tuesday afternoon in the trial of murdered 13-month-old Antonio Santiago. 

The jury is composed of nine men and six women.

Action News' Leslie Coursey is in the courtroom and reports that opening statements should begin around 2 p.m.

Dominique Lang's attorney hopes the 15-year-old will testify within the next day.

Lang will be tried separately from DeMarquise Elkins.

MARIETTA, Ga. -- The trial for the teenager accused of shooting and killing 13-month-old Antonio Santiago is underway.

DeMarquise Elkins, 18, faces life in prison if he's found guilty of murdering Antonio while allegedly trying to rob the baby's mother in March.

Elkins' mom, Karimah, is also on trial in Cobb County. She is accused of helping to hide the alleged murder weapon.

Jury selection began Monday. So far, the biggest point of contention is finding a racially-balanced jury.

Court insiders tell Action News a jury should be in place by this afternoon, then opening statements will begin.

The second teenager accused in this killing, 15-year-old Dominique Lang, will be tried separately from Elkins, although he is expected to testify this week.

[Special coverage: Brunswick Baby Murder]

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nataliehill420 - 9/6/2013 2:31 PM
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imtellin - 8/20/2013 6:31 PM
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perhaps, all the good black folks simply didn't respond to the jury summons... as for the not so good black folks, why hell,, cain't expect some fella, or beach,, gettin a govment chek to catch da bus to da courthouse 5 days a week, possibly saturday too !!! why that would be like him havin a real job !!! ya all have any idee how diffcult it would be to find someone to mind thier kids while they served ??? all dem peoples in the projects & no babysitters...

old guy - 8/20/2013 6:16 PM
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Now the blacks are saying this defendant can't get a fair trial since there's no blacks on the jury. In Georgia they have 4 rules: 1)must be a citizen of the US, 2)18 or older, 3) resident of the county you live in & 4) must have your civil rights restored if convicted of a felony. By these rules I can only say that the blacks in that county must have been convicted of a felony or aren't citizens of the US. What other problem could they have to field a jury??

hallonearth - 8/20/2013 3:56 PM
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Pull your darn pants up............

nativejax - 8/20/2013 1:20 PM
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We should be out that court house DEMANDING they be charged with a 'hate crime', everyone knows it was.

Realchange - 8/20/2013 12:18 PM
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The trial is in suburb of Atlanta. Additionally it appears the prosecution has flipped the other man into testifying that this man shot the baby. This means they are guilty of the crime. Why is he not charged with hate crime btw? Black man kills white child and no hate crime charges. Had it been the other way there would been rioting in the streets already if no hate crimes charges added.
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