|Yes, George Zimmerman's brother compares Trayvon Martin to De'Marquise Elkins|
The mother and aunt of a teenage suspect in the fatal shooting of a baby in Brunswick were arrested Tuesday on charges that they lied to authorities, according to police.
Karimah Elkins, 36, and 33-year-old Katrina Elkins were booked into the Glynn County jail Tuesday on charges of making false statements to police, according to the Glynn County Sheriff’s Office.
Karimah Elkins is the mother of 17-year-old De’Marquise Elkins, who is charged with murder in last Thursday’s killing of 13-month-old Antonio Santiago in Brunswick. Dominique Lang, 15, is also charged.
Katrina Elkins is De’Marquise Elkins’ aunt. On Saturday, she said publicly that her nephew was at her house having breakfast and couldn’t have killed the child.
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Kevin Gough, the Public Defender representing Elkins, and the teen's grandfather spoke at a news conference Monday.
"I have known Marquise since he was a little child. The Marquise we know, the Marquise we love would never do anything like this," Elkins' grandfather, McKinley Elkins, said.
He said the national attention on his grandson has been difficult for him and his family. He said they don't feel safe in their own community.
"The family is deeply concerned about bullying of the family members by the police," McKinley Elkins said. "Please stop. Ever more troubling for Marquise's family and friends is hateful racist remarks on the Internet posted about Marquise."
Lane is in eighth grade at Glynn Middle School. Elkins was enrolled in an alternative school in October 2011 that is now defunct.
"I would ask everyone to bear in mind that Marquise or De'Marquise 'Markie' Elkins is himself a child," Gough said. "His favorite television shows are cartoons, especially Tom and Jerry. He misses his family. He would like to go home."
The old "Tom and Jerry" defense...
Let's say your brother was going to stand trial in June for shooting and killing an unarmed black teenager. What would you do? Would you keep your mouth shut? Or would you tweet at the NAACP and the NRA about black teens? Robert Zimmerman, brother of the George Zimmerman who killed Trayvon Martin last year, has chosen the latter:
On Saturday, Zimmerman went on a Twitter tirade against "black teens," equating the boy killed by his brother with De'Marquise Elkins, the 17-year-old suspect in the murder of a Georgia infant. [...]
Zimmerman tweeted the photo at Michael Moore, the NAACP, the NRA, and a Breitbart.com editor. He followed it up with another comparison between the two, tweeting "Teen to West: "Do you want me to shoot your baby?" #TrayvonMartin to #GeorgeZimmerman: You're gonna die tonight Motherf**ker."
Blacks Behaving Badly (BBB).