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Gunman sentenced in Georgia baby’s death

BRUNSWICK, Ga. — A Georgia teenager convicted of fatally shooting an infant in a stroller while trying to rob the child’s mother was sentenced Thursday to life in prison without parole.

De’Marquise Elkins, 18, was sentenced less than two weeks after a jury found him guilty of murder in the slaying of 13-month-old Antonio Santiago.

The infant was in his stroller and out for a walk with his mother when he was shot between the eyes March 21 in Brunswick. The mother and a younger teenager charged as an accomplice testified that Elkins killed the boy after his mother refused to give up her purse.

Associated Press