BRUNSWICK, Ga. -- The mother of murdered toddler, Antonio Santiago, hopes the two latest arrests in her case are bringing investigators closer to getting justice for her son.
According to Sherry West, the charges against Karimah Elkins, 36, and Katrina Elkins, 33, the mother and aunt of De'Marquise Elkins, are not surprising.
Both were arrested on charges of making false statements to police.
Although investigators won't say what those statements were, West believes both were trying to protect one of the suspects in her son's murder.
"I really think they would just say anything to save their son and the other boy," said Sherry West, victim.
Since the shooting death of 13 month-old Antonio, the community has showered the West with flowers and sympathy cards.
West is planning on moving back to New Jersey. As she was packing today she found the one thing that helps her feel closer to her son again, the outfit he was wearing the day of the shooting.
"He was wearing this before he was killed. I found it today and I just wanted to hold it because my baby is not here to hold anymore," said West.
West also clutched photos taken on Antonio's first birthday last month. For west, they're now only memories of a little boy whose life ended too soon.
"I'm really sad and I miss him very much," said West.
West says she now prays justice is served.
"I hope they never get bond I think they would be a flight risk and I think they would kill again," said West.
The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul has set up a trust fund to help West with moving expenses. Non-tax deductible donations may be mailed to:
Sherry Lynn West Trust
1217 Newcastle Street
Brunswick, GA 31520