BRUNSWICK, Ga. -- The public defender for De'Marquis Elkins says the teen suspect did not have gunshot residue on his hands after 13-month-old Antonio Santiago was shot and killed.[Special Coverage of Brunswick Baby Murder]
Elkins attorney did not provide lab evidence to back that up. But Action News did find lab reports saying the baby's parents tested positive for gunshot residue the night after the shooting.
Action News' Jamie Smith sat down with Antonio's mother, Sherry West, and asked her how she and husband Louis Santiago could have tested positive.
"My baby was shot. I was shot near my head and of course there's going to be GSR everywhere," said West during an exclusive interview on July 15. As for her husband, West said, "He may have touched my clothes in the hospital if there was GSR."
Elkins' lawyer also says a gun recovered after the teen's arrest is not the murder weapon. Police, however, say it was the gun used to shoot baby Antonio.
Police have also charged Elkins sister and mother with trying to hide the gun.
Another teen, Dominique Lang, is also charged with the baby's murder.