The following story is one of the most horrendous I have read. Two youths shot a 13-month old baby in the face after attempting to rob his mother.
How do you shoot a 13-month old baby in the face? What kind of evil individual would do this? There is evil in the world and it’s dangerous for people to not believe that. People who don’t believe it, look to excuse people like this when the only sympathy they should have is for the victims.
The perpetrators in the case should never see the light of day but I’m not confident that will be the case. Both have been charged with murder, the oldest with first degree murder.
The two youths came across mom Sherry West as she pushed her 13-month old baby in a stroller. They demanded money which she didn’t have. One asked if she would like them to shoot her baby. She begged them not to as one grabbed her and the other shot her baby in the face.
This is not the first time Sherry West lost a child. She lost an 18-year old son in 2008 in New Jersey. He was also shot. [HuffPo]
A 17-year-old, named as De’Marquis Elkins, and a 14-year-old boy, who cannot be named, were arrested and charged with first-degree murder.
Ms West told police she was pushing Antonio in his buggy when they were approached by two teenagers who demanded money.
When she told the muggers she had no cash, she told police the tall, skinny boy said: “Do you want me to kill your baby?”
The mother said she tried to protect her infant son but one of the boys pushed her out of the way while the other shot the child.
“I put my arms over my baby and he shoves me, and then he shot my baby right in the head,” Ms West said.