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Lawyer says 17-year-old not guilty in baby killing

11:31 PM, Mar 25, 2013   |    comments
Sherry West, woman who says she was pushing her baby in his stroller when a teenage gunman demanding money shot and killed the baby and shot her in the leg, Brunswick, Georgia
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BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) -- The lawyer for a suspect in the shooting death of a baby who was killed in his stroller says his client is "absolutely" not guilty.

Public defender Kevin Gough says 17-year-old De'Marquise Elkins, who faces a murder charge, "is absolutely, 1,000 percent not guilty."

Gough made the comments as he prepared for Elkins' first court appearance Monday afternoon.

Earlier, a 14-year-old boy who also faces a murder charge appeared in court Monday morning in the death of 13-month-old Antonio Santiago in Brunswick.

The baby was killed Thursday morning as his mother, Sherry West, walked him on a Brunswick street. West said two boys confronted her and one of them opened fire. Police say she was shot in the leg, and her baby was shot in the face.

Associated Press

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