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Mother of slain Brunswick baby: 'I miss him so much'

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Sherry West is the mother of a 13-month-old toddler who was shot and killed last week in Brunswick, Ga. Sherry West is the mother of a 13-month-old toddler who was shot and killed last week in Brunswick, Ga.
BRUNSWICK, Ga. -

The mother of a 13-month-old toddler shot in his stroller said that she's not ready to forgive the two teens who allegedly took her son's life and doesn't believe she ever will be.

Sherry West says she wants to see them punished to fullest extent of the law.

"I miss him so much, you know, just his smile his smile and you know he was trying to talk and he never got to say his first word," West said.

West was pushing the toddler in a stroller last Thursday in Brunswick, Ga., when police say two teens tried to rob her and then shot her in the leg and killed her baby.

"Anybody that can shoot a baby in the head execution-style, could kill anybody," West said.

As they made their first appearances before a judge on Monday, 15-year-old  Dominique Lane, and 17 year old De'Marquise Elkins looked little more than children themselves, but they're being tried as adults in the brutal murder. West said that's the way it should be.

"Oh, I think they had the sense of right and wrong. I think that they knew exactly what they were going out to do. I believe they had intent to kill and that's why they had a concealed weapon," West said.

The aunt and mother of Elkins were arrested on Tuesday for making false statements in the case.

Police say new information from the women led them to a handgun in a pond that's now being tested.

The teens are due back in court next week for a preliminary hearing and a possible bond hearing.

West said that she plans to attend that hearing then leave Georgia for good.

This is the second child West has lost to violence. Her 18-year-old son was stabbed to death in New Jersey in 2008. 

 

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