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The daughter of Sherry West, the woman whose 13-month-old son was gunned down in Georgia, doesn’t believe the entire story. Ashley Glassey, claims that her mother told her of the baby’s shooting death, then asked “How soon do you think [the] life insurance policy will send me check?”

West lost custody of Glassey when she was eight years old, but the two have a mended their relationship. Glassey said her mother’s behavior ranges from being perfectly fine with it, to crying about the incident, but hopes that her suspicions are untrue. “I spoke with investigators and the evidence leads to many witnesses not just me as a witness, that her communications with the defendants—and I call them defendants not suspects because I identified the shooter and it’s definitely him.”

According to Glassey, her mother is bi-polar and schizophrenic and believes that she is on medication. Her story of how the baby was killed has gone through some revisions. “She changed her story as far as she told me that the baby was shot first and then she told that she was shot first.”

West was pushing her son, Antonio Santiago, in his stroller when she was approached by a group of youngsters. She told police that alleged shooter  De’Marquise Elkins pushed her out of the way to shoot the child after attempting to rob her. Prior to Elkins’ arrest, police would neither confirm or deny plans to make West as a suspect in the tragedy.

The 17 year old, and a 15-year-old suspect, Dominique Lang, will both be charged as adults for the baby’s murder.

Elkins mother and aunt are also in custody for lying to police about the shootings.


Photo: first coast news