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Mon Jul 29, 2013, 05:36 PM

Sorry if this has been posted already......but some of us called this when the story broke

http://rollingout.com/shame-on-you/white-mother-lied-on-innocent-black-boys-murdered-her-own-son-in-georgia/

sherry west liedBrunswick, Ga. resident Sherry West, 42, mother of baby Antonio Santiago slain on March 14, 2013, told CNN’s Piers Morgan she wants the alleged teen killers to die during an on-camera interview. “A life for a life,” she said.

De’Marquis Elkins, 17, and Dominique Lang, 15, were arrested and charged with murdering the 13-month-old. Their trial was set for this August but their public defender, Jonathan Lockwood, uncovered some shocking evidence.

She lied! The gunshot residue was found on both West and baby Antonio’s father, Louis, who was initially reported no where near the crime scene.

Back in March, West told police that while on her way home from the post office two black boys attempted to rob her. When she told them that she didn’t have any money, they shot baby Antonio in the face, then shot her in the leg before running away.

The state forensic report says, “This supports the possibility that discharged a firearm, was in close proximity to a firearm upon discharge, or came into contact with an item whose surface bears GSR .”

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Reply Sorry if this has been posted already......but some of us called this when the story broke (Original post)
Mr Dixon Jul 2013 OP
tumtum Jul 2013 #1
Mr Dixon Jul 2013 #3
Nevernose Jul 2013 #4
tumtum Jul 2013 #7
Just Saying Jul 2013 #6
tumtum Jul 2013 #12
alphafemale Jul 2013 #21
tumtum Jul 2013 #22
KittyWampus Jul 2013 #2
Mr Dixon Jul 2013 #5
Rex Jul 2013 #8
cali Jul 2013 #9
randome Jul 2013 #10
Mr Dixon Jul 2013 #11
X_Digger Jul 2013 #13
Mr Dixon Jul 2013 #14
X_Digger Jul 2013 #15
tumtum Jul 2013 #16
JI7 Jul 2013 #17
tumtum Jul 2013 #19
Mr Dixon Jul 2013 #18
tumtum Jul 2013 #20
Mr Dixon Jul 2013 #23
tumtum Jul 2013 #24
Mr Dixon Jul 2013 #25
Politicalboi Jul 2013 #27
geckosfeet Jul 2013 #26
Jenoch Jul 2013 #28
Kennah Jul 2013 #29
tumtum Jul 2013 #30

Response to Mr Dixon (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 05:46 PM

1. I find it hard to believe that you're actually believing this bullshit.

 

1. The mother of the slain baby has GSR because she was shot at close range, there will always be GSR on the victim of a close range gunshot.

2. The aunt of the shooter led police to a .22 cal. pistol, the same caliber that killed the 2 year old.

3. A priest has I.D.'d the shooter as the one who shot him with a .22 cal. pistol 2 weeks earlier.

4. The younger teen has confessed and implicated the older teen as the shooter.

5. The police have said that the GSR on Louis Santiago could very well have come from an industrial source not related to a firearm.

6. When the older teen was arrested, he just happened to have 2 .22 cal. bullets in his pocket, the same cal. that wounded the mom and killed the baby, and, coincidently, wounded the priest 2 weeks earlier.
Coincidence? I think not.

And there's this.
"Police have not named Sherry West or Louis Santiago suspects in their son’s murder; however, Santiago is in jail for aggravated stalking of West."


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Response to tumtum (Reply #1)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 05:49 PM

3. SMH

More to follow we shall see

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Response to tumtum (Reply #1)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 05:52 PM

4. The stalking is interesting.

Horrible, obviously, but interesting in the fact that witnesses to the stalking claimed that he accused her of killing the baby, and that was the entire basis for the stalking. Her daughter also implied that her mother killed the baby for the insurance money.

Also, confessions mean very little. The police could get a teenaged kid to confess to the Kennedy assassination without even working up a sweat.

They're probably guilty as hell, but the case certainly seem to be as open-and-shut as it did a few days ago.

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Response to Nevernose (Reply #4)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 05:57 PM

7. There is no physical evidence that either parent had anything to do with the shooting.

 

The police have completely discounted the daughters statement, but there's plenty of evidence against the 2 teens.

Sometimes it really is what it seems to be, an armed robbery gone horribly wrong.

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Response to tumtum (Reply #1)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 05:56 PM

6. I don't know what to think of this case

But I read the dad is in jail because he was going after the mother accusing her of killing the baby! I'll look for the link. Oh I see they mentioned it here.

I guess we'll see what comes of it.

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Response to Just Saying (Reply #6)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 06:06 PM

12. It seems that the dad was angry that his son was killed instead of her.

 

"He was throwing things through the window and terrorizing me, saying that I killed my baby and it should have been me," said West.


http://www.actionnewsjax.com/content/topstories/story/Sherry-West-says-murdered-babys-father-went-nuts/faabQKMeIkiKfAddU9x7Tg.cspx

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Response to tumtum (Reply #1)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 06:33 PM

21. exactly. This is such horse shit from people that STILL can't admit they were wrong.

un fucking believable.

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Response to alphafemale (Reply #21)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 06:39 PM

22. Sometimes it's exactly as it seems,

 

an armed robbery by an out of control teen.
Even with all the evidence, some just can't bring themselves to admit that just maybe these 2 teens are responsible.

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Response to Mr Dixon (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 05:48 PM

2. gun shot residue is to be expected when you and your baby are shot.

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Response to Mr Dixon (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 05:53 PM

5. IMO

insurance money..........nuff said

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Response to Mr Dixon (Reply #5)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 05:57 PM

8. If they charge the parents with something, then I will

believe there is more to this case then meet the eye.

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Response to Mr Dixon (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 05:58 PM

9. I didn't call it, I said I thought it was possible

and nothing I've ever said here was met with more venom.

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Response to cali (Reply #9)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 06:01 PM

10. That is a true statement.


You should never stop having childhood dreams.

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Response to cali (Reply #9)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 06:06 PM

11. agreed

same thing happened too me but but we're still here

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Response to Mr Dixon (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 06:10 PM

13. People place waaay more credence in things like GSR tests than is warranted

Compounds found in fertilizers (nitrate, potassium, aluminum), or on the hands of welders, mechanics (think brake dust), locksmiths, and those who handle paper can give a false positive.

http://science.kennesaw.edu/~cdockery/docs/JUCR%202011.pdf

I blame CSI, NCIS, and the crime procedurals like Law & Order

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Response to X_Digger (Reply #13)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 06:12 PM

14. Really?

funny and when your husbands thinks you had something to with it? what TV show would that be?

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Response to Mr Dixon (Reply #14)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 06:19 PM

15. Divorce court? Jerry Springer?


Am I missing something? I've not followed this case, but all I can see as 'evidence' in this article is a GSR test.

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Response to Mr Dixon (Reply #14)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 06:21 PM

16. That's not what he said.

 

"He was throwing things through the window and terrorizing me, saying that I killed my baby and it should have been me," said Sherry West, the mother of the slain baby.


He seems to be saying that it should have been her killed instead of their son.

Oh, and that GSR?

West told Action News that she has an answer, "He may have touched my clothes in the hospital if there was GSR."

A conclusion from the state forensic report says, "This supports the possibility that (Santiago) discharged a firearm, was in close proximity to a firearm upon discharge, or came into contact with an item whose surface bears GSR."


And finally,

Neither Santiago nor West is a murder suspect, according to police. The murder trial is scheduled to begin next month.


http://www.actionnewsjax.com/content/topstories/story/Sherry-West-says-murdered-babys-father-went-nuts/faabQKMeIkiKfAddU9x7Tg.cspx

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Response to Mr Dixon (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 06:21 PM

17. where does it say she lied ?

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Response to JI7 (Reply #17)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 06:25 PM

19. The only ones saying that she lied

 

are blogs. The police have stated that the parents are not suspects.

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Response to Mr Dixon (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 06:25 PM

18. WOW

The whole thing is fishy, the original story was way too clear cut IMO

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Response to Mr Dixon (Reply #18)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 06:32 PM

20. Who in authority is saying she lied?

 

The police? The District Attorney?

Or is it some blogger? Because I haven't seen anyone in any position of authority claim she lied.

Neither Santiago nor West is a murder suspect, according to police. The murder trial is scheduled to begin next month.

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Response to tumtum (Reply #20)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 06:47 PM

23. IMO

This comes down to your own thought process, the media could careless about facts they only want ratings, the police and DA need to prove the case, so too pass judgement before all the facts come out is IMO premature. History is a great teacher, Susan Smith, the run away bride? and Central Park Jogger case? when people jump to conclusions innocent people go to jail see Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills.

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Response to Mr Dixon (Reply #23)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 06:52 PM

24. All these past cases have nothing to do with this case.

 

The evidence against these 2 teens is very compelling and I'll bet dollars to donuts their lawyer will either accept a plea deal or the 2 teens will be convicted.

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Response to tumtum (Reply #24)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 06:55 PM

25. SMH

You are entitled to your opinion, this is a cycle IMO

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Response to Mr Dixon (Reply #25)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 07:04 PM

27. Evidence is not an opinion

I know you weren't talking to me, but this case has a lot of evidence that says the kids did it. The gun was the same gun used in a crime a few weeks prior, and the suspect was a black male. The kid had bullets that matched the gun in his pockets. His aunts got rid of the gun. Did they get rid of the gun to clear West?

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Response to Mr Dixon (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 07:01 PM

26. Oh u get a gold star for calling it.

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Response to Mr Dixon (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 07:37 PM

28. It seems it is premature to

be confident that the parents killed the child.

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Response to Mr Dixon (Original post)

Tue Jul 30, 2013, 12:52 AM

29. GSR on the mother isn't unusual. On the father, it could be a false positive.

There have been a lot of comparisons made between this case and the murder of Michael and Alexander Smith.

If Sherry West, or her estranged husband, had been involved in the murder, then it would seem that the two accused in custody would be singing about that connection.

Is Sherry West in the running for Parent of the Year? Perhaps not, but that does not make her a murderer.

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Response to Mr Dixon (Original post)

Tue Jul 30, 2013, 09:59 AM

30. This website couldn't even get the details of the shooting right.

 

First off, it was Sherry West who was shot first, not the baby, he was shot when Sherry told him she didn't have any money.

http://www.wptv.com/dpp/news/national/sherry-west-antonio-west-brunswick-georgia-mom-says-two-kids-shot-and-killed-her-baby-over-money

"A boy approached me and told me he wanted my money, and I told him I didn't have any money," she said. "And he said, 'Give me your money or I'm going to kill you and I'm going to shoot your baby and kill your baby,' and I said, "I don't have any money and don't kill my baby."

The boy tried to grab her purse and opened fire when she said tried to tell him she had no money, West said, grazing her head. She said the boy then shot her in the leg.

She continued, "And then, all of a sudden, he walked over and he shot my baby in the face."


And that GSR on Louis Santiago?

In the report investigators noted that the particles found "also may originate from occupational and/or industrial sources."





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