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Ga. mother testifies against accused baby shooter

Published: Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013 1:49 p.m. CST

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia woman has taken the stand to testify against the man accused of killing her baby while she pushed the boy in his stroller.

Sherry West took the stand Tuesday. De'Marquise (deh-mahr-KEES') Elkins is charged with murder in the March 21 killing of 13-month-old Antonio Santiago in Brunswick.

Prosecutors say Antonio was killed in an attempted robbery. West was shot in the leg. Elkins and 15-year-old Dominique Lang face murder charges in the case.

The trial is being held in suburban Atlanta because of pretrial publicity.

If convicted, 18-year-old Elkins faces up to life in prison. His mother is on trial alongside him on charges of evidence tampering and lying to police. Lang is set to be tried separately.

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