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Ga. woman says she's certain suspect shot her baby

BRUNSWICK, Ga. — The mother of a baby shot dead in his stroller took one look at a teenage suspect's jailhouse mugshot Saturday and said he was definitely the killer. Yet an aunt of the teen said he was eating breakfast with her when the slaying took place.

Despite the conflicting stories, police have charged 17-year-old De'Marquise Elkins with murder, along with a 14-year-old suspect whose name has been withheld because he's a juvenile.

Brunswick police spokesman Todd Rhodes said even though Elkins' aunt provided an alibi, authorities have good reason to bring the charges.

"That's what she's saying, but the evidence we're looking at says something else," Rhodes said, though he would not elaborate.

Two teddy bears, a vase of flowers and a decorative cross had been left Saturday against a wooden fence near the scene of the shooting of 13-month-old Antonio Santiago.

Ga. woman says she's certain suspect shot her baby 03/23/13 [Last modified: Saturday, March 23, 2013 8:45pm]
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