Jury selection begins in Brunswick baby shooting trial

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Antonio Santiago (First Coast News)

MARIETTA, Ga. -- Jury selection begins Monday for the trial of a coastal Georgia teenager accused of gunning down a baby in his stroller.

Public outrage in Brunswick forced 18-year-old De'Marquise Elkins' trial to be moved to Cobb County, more than 300 miles from the scene of the crime.

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Prosecutors say Elkins shot 13-month-old Antonio Santiago while trying to rob his mother. His 15-year-old accomplice's trial will happen later. The other teen is expected to be the state's star witness.

Investigators believe Elkins shot Santiago after the toddler's mother said she didn't have any money.

The shooting made national headlines and even caused Brunswick's mayor pro tem to be arrested for obstruction and influencing a witness.

 

 

 

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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