Wednesday 21 March 2018

Aunt and mum of baby killer suspect charged

The mother and aunt of a US teen suspected of fatally shooting a baby in the face after his mother refused to hand over money were arrested on charges that they lied to authorities.

The baby's mother, Sherry West, has said she and her baby were walking home when they were approached by two youths asking for money. She said she had none, and one teen drew a handgun and asked: "Do you want me to shoot your baby?"

She said the gunman shot her in the leg, and another bullet grazed her left ear, before he shot her baby in the face. Antonio turned one in February.

West identified 17-year-old De'Marquise Elkins as the shooter. He is jailed in Georgia on murder charges.

After the arrests, both women gave police information that led investigators to a small pond where they found a handgun,

Elkins' mother, 36-year-old Karimah Elkins, and his aunt, 33-year-old Katrina Elkins, were booked on charges of making false statements to police.

Irish Independent

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