Cops Arrest 2 Teens in Georgia Baby-Killing

Georgia police nab two boys, 17 and 14
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 22, 2013 4:08 PM CDT
Cops Arrest 2 Teens in Georgia Baby-Killing
Authorities investigate the scene of shooting in Brunswick, Ga. on Thursday, March 21, 2013.   (AP Photo/The Morning News, Terry Dickson)

Police arrested two teenage boys today in the killing of a baby shot point-blank in the face in his stroller, CNN reports. One is 17-year-old Demarquis Elkins, who is legally considered an adult; the other went unidentified because he's only 14. "We are turning every stone to get a motive," said the police chief of Brunswick, Georgia. The toddler's mom, Sherry West, said the boys approached her and asked for money yesterday morning.

She said she had none, and the bigger of the two boys shot her twice—a graze to the head and a bullet to the leg. "And then, all of a sudden, he walked over and he shot my baby in the face," she said. She performed CPR on her child and was aided by police when they arrived, but "we lost him," she said. Her take on the boys: "If they can use a gun like an adult, then they can be charged like an adult. I want to see lethal injection or at least life in prison. This child did nothing to him. He was innocent and helpless." (More murder stories.)

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