De’ Marquise Elkins & Dominique Lang

Antonio Santiago Shooting: Suspects in Georgia baby's murder face ...

De’ Marquise Elkins

Name: De’ Marquise Kareem Elkins

Victim:  Antonio Angel Santiago, one

Age at time of murder: 17

Crime date: March 21, 2013

Location: Brunswick, Georgia

Accomplice:  Dominique Lang, 15

Crimes: Murder, child cruelty, & armed robbery

Weapon: .22-caliber handgun

Murder method: Gunshot to the head

Murder motivation: Robbery

Convictions: Felony murder, malice murder, cruelty to children, & possession of a handgun during a crime

Sentence: Life without parole (LWOP) plus 125 years

Incarceration status: Incarcerated at the Macon State Prison

De'Marquise Elkins.jpg
Circa 2013
Prison photo

Dominique Lang (Accomplice)

Age at time of murder: 15

Crimes: Murder & armed robbery

Convictions:  Guilty plea to attempted armed robbery

Sentence: Two years in prison & eight years probation

Incarceration status: Probation

Mom, aunt of shooting suspect arrested – The Denver Post
Circa 2013

Summary of the crime

ANTONIO SANTIAGO - 13 months - / Accused: Demarquis Elkins, 17 - Dominique Lang  15yo - Brunswick, GA - Page 2 Article-0-1B5895D6000005DC-266_634x369
Baby Antonio

De Marquise Elkins, 17, and his 15-year-old accomplice Dominique Lang attempted to rob Sherri West as she strolled her 13-month-old son Antonio Santiago. When Sherri did not give them her purse, Elkins shot Santiago in the face and killed him, disregarding the mother’s pleas for her baby’s life.

Details

Antonio Santiago killed 1 year ago

On the morning of March 21, 2013, Sherry West took her infant son Antonio for a stroll to the post office. While the mother and son were returning home Elkins and Lang confronted them and attempted to rob them at gunpoint. Elkins pointed a handgun at West and demanded money. West, who had no money to give the assailants, did not comply. Elkins threatened to murder Antonio, saying “give me your money or I’m going to kill you and I’m going to shoot your baby and kill your baby.” West begged the robber not to murder her baby, saying “don’t shoot my baby!” Elkins shot the terrified mother. One bullet grazed her head while the other went through her leg. Lang later testified that Elkins counted down from five. Elkins went over to Baby Antonio. West tried to cover her baby with her arms. But the end came anyways for little Antonio. Elkins shot him between the eyes at point-blank range with a .22 caliber handgun, killing the infant execution-style. The assailants then fled.

Antonio Angel Santiago (2012-2013) - Find A Grave Memorial

Lang pleaded guilty and was sentenced to eight years of probation plus two years in prison. He received credit for the two years he had already spent in jail prior to the plea. Elkins was found guilty at trial and was sentenced to LWOP. In 2019 Georgia’s Supreme Court ordered the trial court to review whether he had been properly.

Sources

Painful Moments|in Baby Murder Trial Courthouse News

De’Marquise Elkins trial: Sherry West testifies by The BBC

Baby shot dead in stroller; 2 Georgia teens charged with murder by CNN

Co-Defendant: 2 Countdowns before Shooting; Elkins Fingered as Killer of Toddler as Glynn Case Unfolds in N. Georgia

Ga. man faces trial in killing of baby in stroller by AP

Teen convicted of killing baby gets life in prison by AP

Teenager who murdered baby in stroller sentenced to life with no parole by The Guardian

Guilty plea to lesser charges closes 2013 baby murder case by The Brunswick News

Georgia Supreme Court orders review of slain baby case by ABC

Antonio Santiago Murder Update: De’Marquise Elkins, Ga. teen convicted of killing baby in stroller, sentenced to life in prison by CBS

Georgia boys face murder charges after cold-blooded killing of infant being strolled by mother By New York Daily News