Verdell Hunter, the grandmother of Dominique Lane who is accused of shooting a baby in a stroller, says her grandson is the victim.
Dominique Lane and De’Marquise Elkins were arrested for the slaying of 13-month-old Antonio Santiago asleep in his stroller.
Antonio’s mother Sherry West wept as she spoke to reporters after her baby was slaughtered.
“I feel sorry for the mother. I feel sorry for the baby. And my baby is innocent. He could’ve been dead too,” said Brenda Moses, Lane’s mother.
Outside court Monday, Moses and Lane’s grandmother, Verdell Hunter, said Lane doesn’t know Elkins. Hunter said her family doesn’t know exactly what happened, but her grandson lives in the area and told her he was simply walking by when he saw Elkins.
“He’s a victim,” Hunter said. “He said that boy came up to him and said, ‘I’m fixing to off you off. You a Mexican.’ Because he had a hood on his head with the little thing in there. And my grandson said oh.”
“My grandson is a victim,” she added. “He could’ve been dead. The baby is a victim. The mother is a victim. My grandson is a victim. He’s a victim.”
Hunter said the killing is something her grandson would never be a part of, and his mother said he was merely a witness.