WHAT THE?! Mother & Aunt of DeMarquise Elkins (Brunswick baby killer) arrested as well…

Karimah & De-Marquis Elkins

Katrina & De-Marquise Elkins

Lord help me! This story has become even more twisted than I originally anticipated! Now the mother AND aunt of De-Marquise Elkins (teen accused of shooting 13 month old baby in the head) have been arrested as well!

The mother and aunt of a 17-year-old charged in the fatal shooting of a Brunswick toddler have been arrested on charges that they lied to authorities, police said Tuesday. The aunt, Katrina Elkins, originally told police that the De-Marquise was home eating breakfast with her the morning of the shooting and that there was no possible way he could have committed the crime. But after some interrogating and threats of bringing charges against them, De-Marquise’s aunt Katrina 33, and his mother Karimah 36, caved and were reportedly more forthcoming after they were booked into the Glynn County jail.

AJC Reports:

Glynn County police chief Matt Doering told the Associated Press the siblings provided information that led investigators to a small pond where they recovered a handgun. He said the gun was being tested to determine if it was the weapon used to kill 13-month-old Antonio Santiago last week.

Police said the toddler was shot to death in a stroller his mother, Sherri West, was pushing on a street near their apartment on Brunswick’s south end. West told police De’Marquise Elkins demanded money, then shot her in the thigh and her child in the head.

West identified Elkins as the shooter from a photo lineup. Dominique Lang, 15, is also charged.

Both Elkins’ mother and aunt have substantial criminal records. Karimah Elkins was only 18 when she was convicted of aggravated assault, according to public documents. Ten years later, in 2005, she was convicted of theft by shoplifting.

Her sister, Katrina, served two stints in prison for shoplifting and financial identity fraud. On Saturday, she stated that her nephew was at her home having breakfast when Antonio was shot.

“We arrested them last night and brought them back to headquarters, where we afforded them the opportunity to make additional statements,” Doering told the AP on Tuesday. “They did, and that information led us to other witnesses … (who) led us to an area where the gun was disposed of.”

Doering would not provide details on the false statements the women allegedly made. Karimah Elkins was released on $1,104 bond, but her sister is being held on a probation violation charge in Henry County, where she faces misdemeanor traffic offenses.

Lord I just don’t have the words anymore. It is sad to say that I almost feel like I am becoming numb to these types of heinous crimes, even ones committed by children. But where in does the problem lie? Many would suggest the parents, schools, media, or even music. I mean, we could all point the finger and find someone to blame at the end of the day. But does it really begin to change the problem? I know I am rambling now because my mind is off the hinges…

All I can do is pray.

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2 replies

  1. Reblogged this on Bag Lady Boutique and commented:
    I guess troubles run in this family. There is no way that I would ever protect a family member that would do such a heinous crime such as this or any crime. But, the thing that bothers me mostly is how much money did that boy and his associate think that would get from a woman that is with her infant child. I guess it was to much like right to go look for a job. At least they got caught in a timely manner. This must be something the police must have had a clue to have them in a lineup so fast.

  2. Looking at the facts in the case, there is nothing that De’Marquise’s attorney can say or do that will help his client. All the legal attacks against the mother is not going to help his client because the bullets that hit the pastor, the mother, and the baby came from the same gun that his 19-year-old sister threw in the pond. Bullets carry the finger prints of the gun that fired them. I would tell his attorney, “Riddle me that.”

    The police probably found De’Marquise’s finger prints on the gun after they took it out of the salt water pond. The police found flash powder on his clothing and hands which shows he was the shooter. His friend is going to turn evidence against him to get a reduced sentence. Those pictures of his gang affiliations and his tattoos is going to convince the jury he is not a good person. There is store video of both of them together, so Dominique’s lawyer won’t be able to say they didn’t know each other.

    The big question is who owns the gun that he used in the killing. Was the gun stolen in a burglary? Is the gun registered to a relative? Was the gun bought off the streets illegally? The serial number on the gun will tell police who owns the gun. The prosecution could bring theft charges for a stolen gun, or he could charge the owner for allowing someone under age to have possession of the gun.

    One of his relatives is a corrupt public official who was trying to intimidate witness from coming forward by showing his presence outside of court.

    The grandfather was saying in court, in a sincere way, that he was innocent, but at the same time the grandfather knew that his granddaughter had thrown the gun in a salt water pond. He should have told the judge where the gun was hidden while he was pleading with so much sincerity.

    I think the grandfather wanted to convince the judge to let De’Marquise out on bond, so he can help him escape on a fishing boat to Cuba. Cuba has a history of letting people ask for political asylum without extraditing them.

    Nobody with two attempted murder convictions and one murder conviction of a baby, who is facing life in prison is going to stay quietly at home on bond, he’s going to take a speed boat to Cuba.

    De’Marquise’s mother, aunt, and sister were fighting for a looser that ruined their lives. The worst part is that all their personal belongs will be tossed into the streets by the landlord, so the trash man can take them. People in the hood are going to rummage through their things stealing shoes, pots and pan, dishes, pencils, clothing, De’Marquise’s stolen merchandise from burglaries, family pictures, and furniture full of cat hairs. The sister was in court banging her head on the table because she knows that neighbors would steal her MPG player with all her songs, her earrings, her new purse she bought, and her television set that would be thrown in the trash and it’s all De’Marquise’s fault for getting them into trouble.

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