Did a White Mother Lie About Black Teens Causing Son’s Death?

A white Georgia woman told police that two black teens shot and killed her 13-month-old son during a robbery in March, but a state forensic report raises doubts. 

Rolling Out is reporting that a forensic report may prove that a white Georgia woman, Sherry West, wrongly implicated two teens in the slaying of her son.

De’Marquis Elkins, 17, and Dominique Lang, 15, were arrested and charged in the March death of 13-month-old Antonio Santiago. But their public defender, Jonathan Lockwood, uncovered some shocking evidence, the site says.

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 [Louis Santiago] discharged a firearm, was in close proximity to a firearm upon discharge, or came into contact with an item whose surface bears GSR [gunshot residue].”

Neither West nor Santiago has been named as a suspect in their son’s murder, police say.

Read more at Rolling Out.