Teens accused of killing baby appear in court

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BRUNSWICK, GA – There are still many missing pieces to the story of a Georgia baby who was gunned down last week, but Brunswick police may have found one of them.

Until now, there has been no murder weapon. Cops say they found one, and tests are being done determine if it was used in the crime.

The two teens accused in the shooting were in court Monday. One is a 15-year-old; the other is 17-year-old De’Marquise Elkins. Neither boy entered a plea.

Now two more people will have to face a judge. Elkins’ mother and aunt were arrested Tuesday for allegedly lying to cops.

It’s unclear what they lied about, but Elkins’ aunt Katrina Freeman publicly said, “I am 100% positive that De’Marquise Elkins was not at the crime scene. He was at my residence.”

The 13-month-old’s mother, Brenda Moses, has a different story. She says Elkins and the 15 year old approached her, and Elkins demanded money. Moses says when she told Elkins she didn’t have any, he shot at the ground. Moses says she didn’t see any shells, so she thought the gun was fake. But when she had no money to fork over, she says he shot her in the leg and her baby in the face.

“I’ve seen his photo on another reporter’s cell phone of the man that they have in custody and it’s definitely him,’ said Moses. ‘I mean I had to watch my baby die, and I want him to die. A life for a life.”

That’s a thought that should never have started in the first place.

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