Baltimore community activists held a vigil with the family Wednesday and a Prayer Walk is scheduled for Saturday, June 8, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Cherry Hill neighborhood.
Tragically, this unspeakable baby murder is becoming less rare.
As previously reported by NewsOne, Koman Willis, 33, was charged with first-degree murder on May 27 in the March 11 shooting death of 6-month old Jonylah Watkins.
Baby Jonylah was shot five times on March 11 during an attack on her father, Jonathan Watkins, in the South Side neighborhood of Woodlawn.
Watkins was shot in the buttocks, face and side, but survived the hit.
Baby Jonylah was shot in the “thigh, shoulder, lung, liver and bowels,” according to family. She held on to life overnight, but died the next morning at Comer Children’s Hospital.
Her father was changing her diaper in the front seat of their van at the time of the shooting.
Antonio Santiago, 13-months-old, was shot on March 21 while being strolled by his mother, Sherry West, on a quiet, tree-lined street in Brunswick, Georgia. The distraught mother claims that two young Black men tried to rob her and when she said that she didn’t have any money, one of them shot her in the leg and ear then coldly walked over to the stroller and fatally shot her baby boy in the face.
Dominique Lang, 15, and De’Marquis Elkins, 17, have been charged with 7 and 11 counts of murder respectively.