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Suspect's comments allowed in Bruswick baby killing case

3:35 PM, Aug 5, 2013   |    comments
De'Marquise Elkins (First Coast News)
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BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) - A judge has ruled that comments made by a suspect in the shooting death of a Georgia baby can be used in his upcoming trial.

Police say De'Marquise Elkins shot 13-month-old Antonio Santiago in the face as he sat in his stroller on March 21. They say the 18-year-old suspect also shot the child's mother, Sherry West, after she refused to give him money in an attempted street robbery.

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Glynn County Detective Roderic Nohilly said he and other officers were walking Elkins down a hall after interrogating him the day after the slaying. The detective said Elkins made some "spontaneous" comments about whether investigators had recovered a gun in the crime.

The Florida Times-Union reports that Judge Stephen Kelley ruled Friday that the statements can be used at trial.

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