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There's breaking news on studio -- -- of Marietta Georgia that's the courtroom there and that's the defendant he is mark he's Elkins and you just missed it because the -- they just read.
That the verdict is -- and he has been found guilty of murder remember this is called the stroller.
-- verdict murder because.
He was accused of shooting a baby in the face and killing the baby were talking about.
Twelve month old Santiago.
-- Antonio who was killed there his mother Sherry west testified in this -- some riveting testimony the defense tried to.
Cross examine her by going -- her personal capacity her vision.
Her drug history etc.
but the jury taking very little time in this.
Mark -- Elkins let's listen to the -- -- defending DOT of cruelty to children and the first degree.
-- -- and possession of the firearm.
Doing the commission of a felony.
On the charge of possession.
Of a flat -- doing commission and a felony.
Refund the defendant guilty of possession of the firearm -- in the commission of a felony.
Came out fourteen criminal.
Can't -- -- -- armed robbery.
On the charge of crew back to -- to commit armed robbery we found the defendant guilty.
-- of criminal attempt to commit armed robbery.
-- fifteen aggravated sought.
On the charge of aggravated his stuff we found the defendant.
Guilty of aggravated itself.
Who auriemma Elkins as she defended Kareem opens we the jury -- and as follows.
Count -- eleven -- -- -- On the charge him liken it.
Think -- -- right there pretty much guilty on all counts from murder to child abuse to armed robbery let's bring in Jonathan -- he's been covering this from the courthouse in Marietta Georgia very quick verdict in this case job.
A very quick verdict indeed throughout this trial the defense to try to discredit the witnesses pointing out that many of the witnesses.
Had legal problems of their own some of them serving some time for on related cases but when it came down -- -- the prosecution.
Made a very strong case and tried to close it out in their final arguments today that despite these.
Admittedly imperfect witnesses.
That these witnesses who did not in many cases didn't know each other were saying very similar stories and they were all implicating.
The same person.
As the shooter in this case the jury finding that a defendant not only guilty of felony murder.
But malice murder that prosecution arguing.
From malice murder saying the act of attacking.
A harmless baby this isn't a case of an argument getting out of control and gun shots being fired it's not an accident but someone deliberately.
Pointing a gun at that baby's head and pulling the trigger obviously.
The jury agreed finding the defendant guilty not only a felony murder but also malice murder Trace.
And just clarified very quickly -- -- -- and he was tried as an adult so he is potentially looking at life in prison.
Yes potentially life and put in prison.
He cannot under Georgia law face the death penalty although this type of heinous crime would ordinarily.
For the death penalty because he committed the crime at the age of seventeen.
Back in March he cannot face the death penalty but the maximum sentence.
Yeah potentially life we've got to help Trace.
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