BRUNSWICK, Georgia (AP) — A coastal Georgia teenager has pleaded not guilty to murder charges in the slaying of a baby that authorities say was shot in the face during an attempted robbery on a street.
Court records show 15-year-old Dominique Lang waived arraignment before a judge Thursday in Brunswick and entered his plea in writing. Attorneys told the judge a second suspect, 17-year-old De’Marquise (day-mahr-KEESE) Elkins, had also waived arraignment but there was no record of his written plea in the court file.
Elkins’ attorney, Kevin Gough, declined to comment.
The suspects are charged in the March 21 slaying of 13-month-old Antonio Santiago. Authorities say Elkins shot the child in his stroller as he and Lang tried to rob the baby’s mother.
Both teenagers have been charged as adults.