Teen convicted of killing baby gets life in prison
BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — A
teenager convicted of fatally shooting a baby in the face while trying
to rob the child's mother in coastal Georgia has been sentenced to life
in prison without parole.
A judge sentenced 18-year-old
De'Marquise (deh-mahr-KEES') Elkins on Thursday, less than two weeks
after a jury found him guilty of murder in the death of 13-month-old
The boy was in his stroller and out for a walk
with his mother when he was shot between the eyes March 21. The boy's
mother and a younger teenager charged as an accomplice testified Elkins
killed the child after his mother refused to give up her purse.
The death penalty wasn't an option for Elkins because he was 17 at the time of the killing.