Remember the young 13 month old child that was murdered at point blank range? There were two more arrests in that case. The mother and aunt of one the suspects was caught withholding information from the police — to protect their child.
The mother and aunt of De’Marquise Elkins — the Georgia teen accused of senselessly shooting a 1-year-old baby to death in his stroller — have been arrested for allegedly lying to cops.
Mom Karimah Elkins, 36, and aunt Katrina Elkins, 33, were booked Tuesday morning at the Glynn County jail on charges of making false statements to authorities, a misdemeanor. Jail records show both women posted bond.
While Glynn County police Chief Matt Doering wouldn’t comment on what the women might have said that was false, Katrina Elkins had previously told news outlets that her nephew was with her family on the morning of the March 21 shooting in Brunswick, south of Savannah.
“He was with us the whole time,” the aunt told The Associated Press on Saturday, and she said she gave police the same account of her nephew’s whereabouts. “There is no doubt in my mind that he is innocent.”