DA asking judge for gag order in baby slaying case
by Associated Press Wire
April 11, 2013 11:55 AM | 391 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — Prosecutors are asking a judge to impose a gag order in the case of a Brunswick teenager charged with fatally shooting a baby in the face.

The Brunswick News reports that District Attorney Jackie Johnson filed the request Wednesday, saying attorneys on both sides should be prohibited from talking to the news media to ensure a fair trial for 17-year-old De’Marquise (day-mahr-KEESE) Elkins.

Elkins is charged with malice murder in the March 21 slaying of 13-month-old Antonio Santiago. Police say the child was shot in his stroller as Elkins and another teenager tried to rob the baby’s mother.

The prosecutor’s gag order request doesn’t mention a second suspect, 15-year-old Dominique Lang, who is charged with felony murder. Lang’s attorney is asking for him to be tried separately from Elkins.

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