Update: Georgia Baby Shooting Case

Update: Georgia Baby Shooting Case

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“animis opibusque parati”

Since: Oct 12

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#1 Aug 2, 2013
http://www.cnn.com/2013/07/31/justice/georgia...

Defense Attorney in Ga. Baby Shooting Case Speaks Out

by Melissa Gray, CNN

The defense attorney for one of two teenagers charged with fatally shooting a Georgia baby in the face spoke Wednesday about evidence in the case, saying speculation about the crime and evidence is complicating preparations for next month's trial.

Public defender Kevin Gough, who represents De'Marquise "Marky" Elkins, said media reports have focused on "evidence selectively disclosed by the police."

The investigation and prosecution have been "heavy-handed," he said, and "the state chooses to ignore obvious leads that are inconsistent with the state's theory of the case."

Gough said he issued his four-page statement because of an overwhelming number of media inquiries, and he said it would be his last before the trial in three weeks.

Elkins and another teenager, Dominique Lang, have been charged with murder in the March 21 killing of 13-month-old Antonio Santiago. They were 17 and 14 at the time, respectively.

The case has drawn national attention for the horrific nature of the child's death.

The child's mother, Sherry West, has said two teenagers approached her in the street in broad daylight. One pointed a gun at her and told her that if she didn't give him her money he would shoot her and shoot her baby.

West said that the teen fired at her, hitting her in one leg and barely missing her head. The teen then shot her child in the face, she said.

Gough said the case against his client is best described as circumstantial.

"Contrary to speculation by some, there is no evidence of gunshot residue on Marky Elkins or upon his clothing. There is no murder weapon. There is no confession," he said in his statement.

He said defense theories are evolving as the evidence develops, and he predicted further developments in the coming weeks.

"Much of what has been said about Mr. Elkins has been unkind, and much of that discussion has been based on false assumptions and misinformation," he said.

Asked about Gough's statement on the gunshot residue, Mark Spaulding, a spokesman for the Glynn County district attorney's office, said, "We don't have a comment on the record."

Elkins' mother, aunt and sister have also been arrested on various charges alleging that they have hindered the investigation.

The sister, Sabrina Elkins, was named in a grand jury indictment accusing her of helping her mother get rid of the gun authorities say was used to kill the child. Police found that gun in a pond more than two miles from where the shooting happened.

Gough said more witnesses should not be afraid to come forward.

“Ludibrium est onus genio”

Since: Dec 11

Planet Earth

#2 Aug 2, 2013
Where are Al and Jesse?
dunadd

Greensboro, NC

#3 Aug 2, 2013
Al and Jesse are off doing what they do best. what that is exactly I don't know but I am sure it aint anything good. They need to get their black arses off and get down to Georgia, I think it's Savannah and get this big, bad black dude who shoots baby's in da face, get this piece of trash. Why is it a lot of whites don't like blacks, Hmmmm, good question. Where is Zimmerman when ya need him? A problem solver to all this would be have more Zimmermans roaming and stop all this black love towards da white folk!

Diamond Eugene

Since: Jun 13

Hilliard, OH

#4 Aug 2, 2013
"The defense attorney for one of two teenagers charged with fatally shooting a Georgia baby in the face spoke Wednesday about evidence in the case, saying speculation about the crime and evidence is complicating preparations for next month's trial."

Not a story when a "white Hispanic" is the defendant in the death of a black kid, is it?

Hey, Gough...when Obama comes out and says the dead baby could have been his son, get back to us.

“animis opibusque parati”

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#5 Aug 2, 2013
Someone said the Smithsonian was reaching out to obtain the stroller.

/s

“Ludibrium est onus genio”

Since: Dec 11

Planet Earth

#6 Aug 2, 2013
They'll probably try to use the Nat Turner defense... you know, where murdering children is justified...
Che Reagan Christ

Medina, OH

#7 Aug 2, 2013
TonyD2 wrote:
They'll probably try to use the Nat Turner defense... you know, where murdering children is justified...
If you want to make an omelet, you have to break some eggs. That's the motto of Karl and Georgie's Civil War.

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