Sherry West, Antonio Santiago: GBI finds traces of gunshot residue on Brunswick, Georgia parents

Murdered baby's parents never considered suspects

BRUNSWICK, Ga. - The defense attorney for De'marquise Elkins filed a motion asking the judge to force prosecutors to hand over the entire Georgia Bureau of Investigation report on the murdered baby's parents: Louis Santiago and Sherry West.

You'll remember West says that she was shot in the March 21st incident and Santiago says he was shopping at Walmart when it happened and wasn't there.

But the GBI recently found traces of gunshot residue, or GSR, on both parents.

According to the report, "this supports the possibility that the individual discharged a firearm, was in close proximity to a firearm upon discharge or came into contact with an item whose surface bears GSR."

In the report investigators noted that the particles found "also may originate from occupational and/or industrial sources."

Neither Sherry nor Louis has ever been considered a suspect in the shooting.

Over the phone, Sherry West told WJXT reporter Vic Micolucci that the residue found on her must have come from the struggle she says that happened with the teens charged in the murder: De'marquis Elkins and Dominique Lang.

She says she didn't know why the test would come back positive for her baby's father, Louis Santiago, but insists he was not there.

By the way, West and Santiago are no longer together and WJXT couldn't reach him because he's in jail, being held without bond on charges of aggravated stalking related to family violence and violation of probation.

The case is set to go to trial August 19th.