Teens charged in murder of 13-month-old baby
Police in Brunswick, GA have charged 2 teens with murder in the shooting death of 13-month old.
The boy & his mother were shot during an attempted robbery Thursday morning during as she pushed him in his stroller.
17-year-old De'Marquis Elkins & 14-year-old boy have been charged.
Police announced the arrests after combing school records & canvassing neighbourhoods. The Chief says the motive of the "horrendous act" is still under investigation.
The mother, Sherry West, wept Friday while she told The Associated Press she pleaded with the gunman.
"He asked me for money and I said I didn't have it," she said. "When you have a baby, you spend all your money on babies. They're expensive. 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!'"
West says the gunman fired 4 shots, the first into the ground. She didn't see a shell casing ejected & assumed the gun wasn't real.
Then he fired at her head & the bullet grazed her left ear - she has a small scab & bruising there. He fired again & shot her in the left leg above the knee. "I didn't know I was hurt."
"The boy proceeded to go around to the stroller and he shot my baby in the face," she said. "And then he just shoved me when I started screaming and he ran down London Street with the little boy."
It's not the first time West has lost a child to violence. Her 18-year-old son, Shaun Glassey, was killed in New Jersey in 2008.
Glassey was killed with a steak knife during an attack involving several other teens on a dark street corner in Gloucester County, NJ, according to news reports from the time.
(With files from the Associated Press)