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Sherry West says murdered baby's father "went nuts"

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Updated: 7/16/2013 4:03 pm

BRUNSWICK, Ga. -- Louis Santiago is now locked up in the Glynn County Detention Center along with the teen charged with murdering his 13-month-old son, Antonio.

The child's mother claims Santiago "went nuts" in the months following the baby's death and he violated a restraining order.

"He was throwing things through the window and terrorizing me, saying that I killed my baby and it should have been me," said Sherry West, the mother of the slain baby.

According to the state's forensic report obtained by Action News, Santiago had a small quantity of gunshot residue on his hands the day their son was killed in March.

Defense attorneys filed a court discovery motion claiming " Santiago, a convicted felon, had discharged a firearm at or about the same time that his son was shot."

But West insists she was walking her baby by herself when two teens, De'Marquise Elkins and Dominique Lang, tried to rob her at gunpoint on a Brunswick sidewalk, shot her in the leg and baby Antonio in his head.

"My baby was shot. I was shot near my head and of course there's going to be GSR (gunshot residue) everywhere," said West.

But if the baby's father was not at the murder scene, what could explain gunpowder on his hands?

West told Action News that she has an answer, "He may have touched my clothes in the hospital if there was GSR."

A conclusion from the state forensic report says, "This supports the possibility that (Santiago) discharged a firearm, was in close proximity to a firearm upon discharge, or came into contact with an item whose surface bears GSR."

Neither Santiago nor West is a murder suspect, according to police. The murder trial is scheduled to begin next month.

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nataliehill420 - 9/6/2013 2:35 PM
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Belmontbay - 8/10/2013 12:53 AM
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The accused's family led police to the gun.

AnnInquirer - 8/1/2013 6:36 PM
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However this statement by the reporter is incorrect that there is "A conclusion." Actually there are 3 surmises: 1. the possibility that Santiago, the father, discharged a firearm (importantly this phrase does not state the firearm was within the vicinity of the murder). 2. That he , was in close proximity to a firearm upon discharge (again this phrase does not conclude her was near the murder), or 3. he came into contact with an item whose surface bears GSR (this phrase does not state it is the same residue as that of West). The incendiary nature of this sentence might could have been objectively explained since it has given prejudicial bloggers food for fodder that West and Santiago did it for money.

aylee72 - 7/29/2013 5:24 PM
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OK, GSR on the parents. GSR found all over so what about the two boys locked up for the killing. Was there GSR on them??? If not, then I see why their little family went crazy arguing about their innocence.

jackfoobar - 7/28/2013 1:34 PM
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This is a good general story missing basic forensics. "Bag the Hands and Clothes" is the first step taken at any crime scene for this reason. He shouldn't have had a chance to transfer the GSR at a hospital or wherever. The clothes and spray/UV should have been retrieved and documented from both at the time of the killing. If they had time to cry/hug each other after the incident & data was collected, then this isn't very useful evidence.
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