Grieving Mother Has No Doubt that Teen Shot Her Baby During a Robbery, but Relatives Say He Has an Alibi


A grieving mother in Georgia is absolutely sure that the teen she identified is the one who shot her baby.  But despite her positive ID and other evidence, his relatives are saying he didn’t do it.

“That’s definitely him,” Sherry West said of De’Marquise Elkins. Elkins was arrested along with a 14-year old who was also at the scene of the crime.  Police still aren’t sure which of the two allegedly pulled the trigger.

West described the nightmarish scenario, where she and her baby were approached by two teens demanding money.  When she told them that she didn’t have any, one of the teens shot her and then shot her baby in the head.

“And he kept asking, and I just said, ‘I don’t have it.’ And he said, ‘Do you want me to kill your baby?’ And I said, ‘No, don’t kill my baby!'” she said.

A total of five shots were fired, according to West:  Four at her and another in the face of the one year old.

Katrina Elkins, the aunt of the older boy, says her her nephew was nowhere near the scene of the crime when it occurred.  She says that the boy came by her house on the morning of the shooting and that she cooked for him:   grits, eggs and sausage for breakfast.

She says that he was at the house until 11 am and then went with her and her children to run errands.  She says that at noon, she let him go so he could go to his GED classes.

“He was with us the whole time,” said Freeman. “There is no doubt in my mind that he is innocent.”

Police spokesman Todd Rhodes says that the family is expected to protect the young man from punishment.

“That’s what she’s saying, but the evidence we’re looking at says something else,” Rhodes said. He would not elaborate. He said investigators still can’t say what motivated the shootings.

West has spent her time grieving the loss of her baby in this senseless crime.  She is also determined to see someone punished for what they did to her family.

“My baby will never be back again,” West said, sobbing. “He took an innocent life. I want his life, too.”

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  1. And some mental issues.

  2. She’s lying…insurance money is involved!

  3. Lest we forget Susan Smith

  4. Lest we forget Susan Smith

  5. Lest we forget Susan Smith

  6. Now, after reading a later story, the aunt’s daughter said she changed her story several times. First, she told her daughter they shot the baby first; now, she says they shot her first. The daughter is suspicious about something; and I don’t believe the full story is being told.

  7. The detectives mentioned they have evidence to prove the aunt is not telling the truth and that is going to mean a lot when they go to court. People will lie to protect kin.

  8. After the Susan Smith lie in South Carolina about Black men kidnapping her babies, and the Charles Stuart story in Boston about Black men murdering his pregnant wife, I have my doubts.

    Two teenage boys were not strong enough to take her pocketbook and run?

    Sounds “Susan Smith Fishy” to me.

  9. This woman is clearly another Susan Smith…

    I can’t believe how the ignorant masses of Blacks will believe anything and everything the perverted catholics reports without any poof…

    Bill Clinton was clearly the Black people’s President as he elimnated food-stanps, molested women, built more prisons than any president in the history of the USA just to employ poor whites in the country…

    Obama said he is not the Black people’s president, and he proved it; he gave one trillion dollars ($1,000,000,000,000.00) to white criminals, and no jobs for Black people, give illegals citizenship, jobs, and an education, while promoting GLBT (gays, lesbians, bi-sexual, and trans-gender’s)…

    Black people of America are IDIOT’s, complete fools…

  10. I hope this young man is innocent. I also hope that the mom has made a mistake in the id. I hope the aunt is also telling the truth. I can’t help but remember the article where Maria Loyd thought it was wrong for a mom to turn her son in when he robbed a 9 year old girl. I remember all the people who agreed with the Maria. Now people are saying they hope the aunt is not lying. This is why the other half of the people thought the mom did the right thing. Its a slippery slope, when you lie and cover and keep secrets with your kid when they do something wrong, when they commit a crime. I just feel with this story there is more to it and I’m waiting for the rest. Just as we know there are people who will lie for their relatives, we also know of the people who commit awful crimes and say a black man did it. Let’s let this play out

  11. A trial is too good for those bastards. They deserve a good old fashion LYNVHING. If the story is true, it make me wonder if we are still considered HUMANS, ro ANIMALs?.Any human being who would shot a one year old child do not deserve a trial, the bastard should be SHOT ON SIGHT.
    I have never in my lifwe read such disgusting story. What kind of people are we?.

  12. Mme Ricki Stevenson

    I was so shocked and hurt that two young Black men could do something so heartless….but then when I heard the mother interviewed, something seemed strange, hollow. I’ve been holding my breath on this story…waiting for the other foot to fall.
    Something is not right with this horrible story.