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Tuesday
Mar262013

Mom, Aunt of Teen Suspect in Georgia Baby Slaying Arrested

Glynn County Police(BRUNSWICK, Ga.) -- The mother and aunt of De'Marquise Elkins, a suspect in the shooting that killed a one-year-old Georgia boy, have been arrested on charges of giving police false information.

Karimah Aisha Elkins, 36, the suspect's mother, and Katrina Latrelle Elkins, 33, the suspect's aunt, were in Glynn County Police custody earlier Tuesday morning, according to ABC News affiliate WJXX. Karimah Elkins was out on $1,104 bond, but Katrina Elkins remained in custody on a Henry County, Ga., probation violation, awaiting transportation to Henry County.

The two women were facing felony charges for providing false statements or writings about the whereabouts of De'Marquise Elkins. Doering would not say what false statements either woman made.

The Glynn County Police would not give ABC News any additional information on the women's arrests.

De'Marquise Elkins, 17, and a 15-year-old suspect whose name was being withheld because of the suspect's age, were arrested Friday by Brunswick Police on suspicion of involvement with the Thursday morning shooting and have been charged with first degree murder.

Sherry West, the 41-year-old mother of the child, told police she'd been walking her 13-month-old son, Antonio Santiago, in a stroller through their Brunswick, Ga., neighborhood when two African-American boys approached her and demanded money. When she told them she didn't have any money, West said one of the boys pulled out a handgun.

West said she tried to shield her child with her arms, but the gunman shoved her and shot the baby in the head. West was shot in the leg.

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