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In response to the recent Brunswick, Georgia shooting that resulted in the death a 13 month old Antonio Santiago, Robert Zimmerman, the brother accused murderer George Zimmerman, sent out a tweet depicting side by side pictures of Trayvon Martin and De’Marquise Elkins, the teen accused of shooting the baby boy. The picture shows the boys holding up their middle fingers toward the camera. It also included the caption “A picture speaks a thousand words. . . Any questions?”
Other tweets were also posted comparing the two boys and the words they were accused of saying.
Teen to West: “Do you want me to shoot your baby?” #TrayvonMartin to #GeorgeZimmerman : You’re gonna die tonight Motherf**ker”
“Lib media shld ask if what these2 black teens did 2 a woman&baby is the reason ppl think blacks might B risky”
The mother of the baby boy, Sherry West, told officers that two teen boys demanded that she give them money, and when she said had none the oldest teen then drew his gun and shouted: “Do you want me to kill your baby?”
She also said the the gunman shot her twice: once in the leg, and the other grazing her left ear. She then had to watch helplessly when the teen shot her son at point blank range in the face. Sherry West has declared that she wants prosecutors to pursue the death penalty.
The story gets even more tragic because De’marquise Elkins’s family believes he has been wrongfully accused. The teen’s aunt says that he was at home with her and sat in the kitchen as she coked him breakfast, and later accompanied her to run errands. She claims the boy was with her the entire day and the police have obviously made a mistake. Elkins’s older sister, Sabrina, said the police “came pointing a Taser at him, telling him to get on the ground,” she said. “He said, ’What are you getting me for? Can you tell me what I did?”’
“He couldn’t have done that to a little baby,” Sabrina Elkins told the AP. “My brother has a good heart.”