• FEATURED:
    LIVE VIDEO: THV 11 This Morning    Watch
     

    Jury selection to begin in De'Marquise Elkins baby murder trial

    5:18 AM, Aug 19, 2013   |    comments
    De'Marquise Elkins accused of shooting a baby to death in Brunswick, Georgia. (Photo: Brunswick, Georgia Police Dept.)
    • Share
    • Print
    • - A A A +
    • FILED UNDER

    MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) - Jury selection is scheduled to begin in the trial of a Georgia teenager charged with fatally shooting a 13-month-old baby in the face during an attempted street robbery.

    A judge moved the trial of 18-year-old De'Marquise Elkins to the suburbs north of Atlanta, more than 325 miles from the crime scene where young Antonio Santiago was slain in the coastal port city of Brunswick.

    Prosecutors and defense attorneys were scheduled to begin questioning potential jurors Monday at the Cobb County courthouse. It's not known how long jury selection will take.

    The slaying of young Antonio made national headlines. Prosecutors say Elkins and a 15-year-old accomplice were trying to rob the child's mother March 21 and Elkins shot the toddler when she said she had no money.

    (Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

    Most Watched Videos