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Parents Of Murdered Brunswick Toddler Test Positive For Gunshot Residue

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Louis Santiago Louis Santiago
Antonio Santiago Antonio Santiago
De'Marquise Elkins De'Marquise Elkins
Dominique Lang Dominique Lang

There's a new twist in the case of a murdered Brunswick toddler. The parents of the thirteen-month-old both tested positive for traces of what investigators believe is gunshot residue. The new information comes from a motion filed by defense attorneys on June 27th.

The baby's mother, Sherry West, was at the fatal shooting scene in March, which would explain her exposure, but her husband Louis Santiago said he was shopping at Wal-Mart at the time.

WSAV's crime expert Gerry Long said there may be a reasonable explanation gunpowder residue was found on the dad.

"It's also possible that subsequent to the incident he had contact with the mother and there were some transfer and/or with the clothing of the child or the child themselves," said Long.

Right now, 17-year-old De'Marquise Elkins and 15-year-old Dominique Lang are charged as adults in the murder case. 

The case is set to go to trial August 19 in Cobb County near Atlanta.

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