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Mother of toddler slain during robbery testifies

Special to SEGAZINE

Sherry West gave a tearful testimony Tuesday in the murder trial of the Brunswick man accused of shooting to death her baby in his stroller. She said two youths came down Ellis Street as she pushed the stroller on her way back from buying a stamp at the post office March 21.

“The big one approached me and said for me to give him money,” she said. “… I told him I didn’t have any. … I told him I have a baby and I have expenses. … He asked me if I wanted him to shoot my baby. I told him not to shoot my baby.”

The courtroom was packed with spectators during the emotional peak of a trial that has gained national attention. Jurors scribbled notes, at least one dabbing her eyes. The defendant’s mother yawned.

 

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