Jury seated in the De'Marquise Elkins trial

6:53 PM, Aug 20, 2013   |    comments
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MARIETTA, Ga. -- The jury in the De'Marquise Elkins trial was seated Tuesday afternoon in the second day of jury selection.

There are 12 jurors with three alternates. In all, nine men and six women, all of whom are white except two black women, who are alternates.

This follows two failed attempts by defense to get a new jury pool. The defense claimed the jury pool was racially imbalanced. Superior Court Judge Stephen Kelley found no evidence of that and the trial was moving toward opening statements Tuesday afternoon.

Elkins is charged with murdering 13-month-old Antonio Santiago in Brunswick on the morning of March 21.

Prosecutors contend the teenager shot the toddler in the head after trying to rob his mother, Sherry West.

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