De’Marquise Elkins, the Brunswick teen on trial for the murder of 13-month-old Antonio Santiago, reportedly “taunted” investigators over their lack of evidence, but his demeanor changed when he realized police had located the gun, a Glynn County investigator testified Friday at his trial in Marietta.
Rodric Nohilly testified, “he said, as he was walking out, ‘Y’all ain’t got — — on me. Y’all ain’t got no gun. Y’all ain’t got no fingerprints. All y’all got is a — — acquittal. ’’ When Elkins saw another detective smile he said, “Oh, got the gun?”
Dominique Lang, a co-defendant in the case, testified that De’Marquise Elkins shot the toddler after counting down when Sherry West refused to give up her purse.
Elkins is charged with malice and felony murder, cruelty to children, attempted armed robbery and several counts of aggravated assault. One of the aggravated assault charges stem from an earlier shooting and attempted robbery of a preacher in Brunswick. The trial was moved from Glynn County to Cobb County due to the publicity.