Attorney Demands More Black Jurors In De’Marquise Elkins Murder Trial

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    The murder trial of 18-year-old De’Marquise Elkins (pictured left) took an interesting turn when the African-American teen’s public defender asked for a more racially diverse jury. Elkins is on trial in Cobb County, Ga., for the March murder of 13-month-old Antonio Angel Santiago (pictured center). Elkins is also charged with shooting the boy’s mother, Sherry West, in the leg, and for reportedly shooting a minister weeks before the killing of the toddler.

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    According to a report from First Coast News and other outlets, Elkins’ public defender balked at the racial imbalance of the jury during Day 1 of the selection on Monday and demanded that more Black persons and young people be part of the pool.

    Because of the late arrival of potential African-American and young jurors, they were put on a “reserve” list.

    “We believe that has an impact on the representation of African-American men,” said Kevin Gough, the Brunswick Judicial Circuit public defender representing Elkins. Gough later said there were 15 Black men in the reserve pool, along with several women.

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    6 thoughts on “Attorney Demands More Black Jurors In De’Marquise Elkins Murder Trial

    1. ~ “Gough feels that his client will not receive a fair look by the White jurors”,
      ~ Of course the murderer’s lawyer wants more black people on the jury.
      ~ Because he has no defense.
      ~ His client is guilty…
      ~ But, but, but, Kevin Gough knows a black jury won’t be looking for truth and justice.
      ~ They’d be looking to get this murderer back out on the streets where he can kill and jack people.
      ~ I mean gimme a break…
      ~ His own mother will be on trial with him because she’s an accomplice after the fact.
      ~ That’s how these racist, killers roll.

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    3. I feel that if it was more blacks on the trail that would not make a difference. We as black people don’t condone this kind of behaviour I dare him kill a baby for money what was that fool thinking of unlike whites we simple don’t go for that stuff.

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