Officials plan town hall meeting after baby slaying
by The Associated Press
April 02, 2013 10:38 PM | 444 views | 1 1 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
BRUNSWICK — Brunswick city officials are planning a town hall meeting to hear concerns from residents after the killing of a toddler, who was gunned down as his mother walked him down a city sidewalk.

The meeting is set for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, The Brunswick News reported.

City Commissioner Cornell Harvey said the meeting will be a chance for the public to come together, voice concerns and get answers from law enforcement officials handling the case.

“We want to let people know that we are concerned about what’s happened in the community,” Harvey said. A healing process needs to take place, he said.

“We don’t like what’s going on, but we have to deal with what’s going on,” Harvey added. “We may not all agree on what should be or what is, but at least we’ll know exactly how everyone feels about it.”

The toddler, 13-month-old Antonio Santiago, was killed March 21 in a shooting that also wounded his mother, Sherry West. Two teenagers are facing murder charges in the crime, which authorities have described as an attempted robbery.

Commissioner Julie Martin says she wants people to know about the efforts the city has undertaken to fight crime and encourage residents to let the city “become a front porch community, as much as we can.”

Along with city commissioners, Brunswick Police Chief Tobe Green, Glynn County Police Chief Matt Doering and representatives from other law enforcement agencies are expected to attend Thursday’s meeting.

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April 03, 2013
How quickly these cops made an arrest. And the odd thing here is that she was never a suspect. In most child murders the parents are the number one suspect until they are ruled out. I wonder did she take a lie detector test? And what were the results? Where are the other witnesses? How can two black teenage kids come up and murder a white child in a predominantly white upper middle class neighborhood but nobody saw anything? Why are the police not taking seriously the phone conversations between her and her daughter? Her daughter said that he mom was asking about life insurance soon after the child's death. Of course she needs to bury the kids so life insurance does become important. From what the daughter is saying her asking about the policy was more along the lines of profit. What about this woman's mental state? What about the fact that she is lying about how her eldest son died. Her eldest son armed with a knife, along with some thugs tried to ambush a boy, and murdered him. The boy was able to wrestle the knife out of her son's hand and stab him with it. He died but the boy was not charged. Yet she acts as though her son was a victim. And what about the fact that her daughter was removed from her at the age of eight? And the cops arrest their relatives for lying. How do the cops know they were lying? And this gun. Maybe the kids do carry guns. It does not mean that they shot the baby. All the cops are saying is that they retrieved a gun. They have yet to link that gun to the murder of this child. I think they prematurely arrested these two young men. The neighborhood residents wanted answers asap. The problem with that is that many times there is a rush to judgement in order to appease the residents in the neighborhood. What people should want is justice for this innocent baby. And egg is going to be on the face of these cops if this woman did indeed murder her child for profit.
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