The Public (paid by the taxpayer) Defender is trying to make this a race issue, but I believe the Judge will hold this inadmissible. I don't think there will be any Courtroom theatrics since the entire family has been arrested. People are so repulsed by this horrendous murder, and the police evidence is so substantial, that I think it will be a speedy "cut -&-dried" case. Ironically, his own lying family sealed his fate!My client is absolutely, 1000 percent not guilty, public defender Kevin Gough, "People are advocating on the Internet that De'Marquise be lynched, tortured, or at least executed."
In addition, Action News has learned Sherry West's mental health has been called into question. Documents show Elkins' attorney, Kevin Gough, has requested her medical records after receiving reports that she was paranoid, bi-polar, and possibly schizophrenic.
Too bad the public defender will not get his wish of "people trying to lynch his defendant." In bygone days, the Judge would have said, "Your going to get the fairest trial a niggerboy ever had!"
Judge: De'Marquise Elkins Trial Should Take Place This Year
Is Great grandpop is the only family member left not in jail?The judge scheduled the suspect's next hearing for May 24.
"I do expect we will try this case by the end of this year," Superior Court Judge Stephen Kelley told the attorneys at the end of a bond hearing Friday morning.
The judge denied Elkins' request for bond, saying he was concerned the suspect might flee if he was released.
Elkins' 78 yr. old great grandfather, McKinley Elkins, tried to assure the judge that if the teenager was released on bond he would be "a gentleman from this day forward."
"I truly believe, deep down in my heart, that he will be a gentleman from this day forward,"
poor innocent 17 yr old child!...police detective Nohilly told the judge De'Marquis had several tattoos a teardrop by his right eye, his mother's name on his right arm, a skull on his abdomen and the words "Thug Life" across his chest.
Nohilly said De'Marquis' tattoos contained symbols affiliated with gangs. defense attorney Kevin Gough argued that De'Marquis' tattoos aren't proof that he's a gang member and said it's unlikely De'Marquis even knows what the symbols are supposed to mean.