De'Marquise Elkins is charged with murder and other offenses in the March 21 killing of the toddler, Antonio Santiago.

"The young man took the gun and aimed it at Antonio's head and shot him right between the eyes," Brunswick District Attorney Jackie Johnson told jurors on Tuesday.

If convicted, Elkins will not face the death penalty because he was 17 at the time of the killing, too young under Georgia law to be executed.

The child's mother, Sherry West, was shot in her leg and another bullet grazed her ear. Prosecutors have also accused Elkins of shooting Wilfredo Calix Flores outside a local church 10 days before the child was killed.


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