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Georgia police arrest two teenagers for infanticide

Photo by WVLT Video

Photo by WVLT Video

ATLANTA -- Two teenagers were arrested on Friday for shooting and killing a 13-month-old boy as his mother pushed him in a stroller down the street of a coastal Georgia town, police said.

The child's mother said the baby was shot with a handgun as she walked him down a street in Brunswick on Thursday morning, according to Brunswick police spokesman Todd Rhodes.

Police arrested a 17-year-old boy and a 14-year-old boy on first-degree murder charges, Rhodes said.

Officers had gone door to door in area neighborhoods on Friday looking for the suspects, he said.

The mother received a leg wound in the attack and was treated and released from a local hospital, Rhodes said.

In an interview with Jacksonville television station WAWS, the mother, identified as Sherry West, said that just before the shooting, the older boy told her, "I'm going to kill you if you don't give me money."

Responding that she didn't have any money, West said: "I put my arms over my baby, and he shoves me and then he shot my baby right in the head."

Earlier on Friday, Rhodes said no motive had been established for the shooting.

Comments

Why_not 1 year ago

This has to be one of the most disgusting, senseless crimes I have ever heard about. I sincerely hope these two never see the light of day outside a prison again.

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JohnGalt 1 year ago

Let them have their day in court, but I agree with Why_not on this. They can rot in prison - I don't care how old they are.

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dentaldawg83 1 year ago

so where is the "liberal do-gooder" outrage with this child's killing..wait, not the right perps for national political correctness..nevermind..

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Why_not 1 year ago

I see no reason to bring politics into this but it seems that some of you always do. I am one of those so called "liberals" you referenced and I am as disgusted and appalled as anyone over this. I would gladly be the one to slam the cell door closed behind them. Or better yet, let me be the one that flips the switch to begin the lethal injection process. This was an innocent child that will never experience life due to a young thug that apparently had something to prove. All he proved was that he is a coward.

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dentaldawg83 1 year ago

politics has a great deal to do with this...Imo if the shooters were some crazy nonminority kids there would be a lot more press and caterwalling..imo of course..

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