Mother Loses Child in Brutal Attack for Second Time
Five years ago Sherry West lost her teenage son to a fatal stabbing. Five years later the same mother lost her baby to a fatal shooting, reports CNN.
Having decided to go for a walk early morning on Thursday, Sherry West strapped her son into his stroller and headed to the post office.
As she was walking home, she stated that two teenage boys asked her for money. When she told the boys that she didn’t have any, West stated one of the boys shot her in the leg and then shot her baby.
Antonio Santiago was shot in the head Thursday morning.
“This is the second child that people have taken from me in a tragic way,” West said. “I’m so afraid to have any more babies now. I tried to raise really good kids in a wicked world.”
Services for the baby were held on Friday after his body was cremated. Three individuals contacted 911 after they heard the shootings. Based on descriptions by the mother, two teenage boys have been arrested and have been charged with first-degree murder. No arraignment date has yet been set.
Baby’s death marks 2nd time Georgia mom loses a son to violence