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Antonio Santiago Update: Mother of slain Ga. baby takes the stand in trial of child's accused shooter

De'Marquise Elkins sits quietly in the courtroom of Glynn County Superior Court Judge Stephen D. Kelley Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013 in Marietta Ga. AP Photo/The Marietta Daily Journal, Kelly J. Huff

(CBS/AP) MARIETTA, Ga. -The mother of a baby who was fatally shot in his stroller in coastal Georgia testified at the murder trial of De'Marquise Elkins that she threw her arms across her baby, trying to save him.

PICTURES: Ga. baby fatally shot in stroller

Sherry West told jurors Tuesday that two teenagers approached her as she walked home from the Brunswick post office March 21. She said the older one demanded money, tried to take her purse and threatened to kill her baby. She said the teen fired a warning shot, shot her in the leg and then shot the baby.

Asked if the shooter was in the courtroom, West said he was. She pointed at Elkins, who sat at the defense table and showed no emotion.

Elkins is charged with murder in the killing of 13-month-old Antonio Santiago.

Antonio Santiago celebrating his first Christmas in December of 2012. AP Photo/Courtesy of Sherry West

Also on Tuesday, a pastor testified that Elkins shot him in the arm 10 days before Santiago's death.

Wilfredo Calix Flores, pastor of a Hispanic church in Brunswick, said De'Marquise Elkins demanded money from him on March 11 and shot him when he said he didn't have any.

Prosecutors showed Flores a picture of the gun they say was used to shoot the baby. He said it was the same gun that was used to shoot him.

Dont'e Jackson, a friend of Elkins, testified he was with Elkins when Flores was shot and saw him shoot the pastor.

The prosecution is expected to rest their case against Elkins following the testimony of West, the Atlanta-Journal Constitution reports.

Complete coverage of Antonio Santiago's shooting death on Crimesider

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