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Antonio Santiago Murder Update: Jury selection begins in Ga. baby killing trial

Shooting suspect De'Marquise Elkins and victim Antonio Santiago in front of the crime scene in Brunswick, Ga. CBS

Shooting suspect De'Marquise Elkins and victim Antonio Santiago in front of the crime scene in Brunswick, Ga.
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(CBS) MARIETTA, Ga. - Jury selection is scheduled to begin in the trial of a Georgia teen charged with fatally shooting a 13-month-old baby while his mother pushed the child in a stroller.

Pictures: Ga. baby fatally shot in stroller

A judge moved the trial of 18-year-old De'Marquise Elkins to the suburbs north of Atlanta, more than 325 miles from the crime scene where young Antonio Santiago was slain in the coastal port city of Brunswick.

Prosecutors and defense attorneys were scheduled to begin questioning potential jurors Monday at the Cobb County courthouse.

It's not known how long jury selection will take.

The slaying of young Antonio made national headlines. Prosecutors say Elkins and a 15-year-old accomplice were trying to rob the child's mother March 21 and Elkins shot the toddler when she said she had no money.

The alleged accomplice is expected to testify against Elkins, according to CBS Atlanta.

Complete coverage of Antonio Santiago's shooting death on Crimesider

  • Iris Carreras

    Iris Carreras covers crime for CBSNews.com

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