March 22nd, 2013
04:21 PM ET

2 arrested in shooting death of baby

Two youths have been arrested in the shooting death of a 13-month-old boy who was in his stroller, according to police in Brunswick, Georgia.

Police offered a $10,000 reward for information and have received more than 30 leads, police said.

Though no one has reported seeing the shooting, several people called 911 after hearing it, police spokesman Todd Rhodes said earlier.

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  1. Nacho Cheese Dip In 1989

    Those boys should be disintegrated.

    March 22, 2013 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    Ya see? It says $10, 000 reward, and they had 30 leads. $10, 000 folks, not $300, 000. Low information voters

    March 22, 2013 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • ..

      Who has said anything otherwise, and why the rant??

      March 22, 2013 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • .

      There was a vote on shooting the baby????

      March 22, 2013 at 7:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Big Shiz

      They paid $30,000 to shoot the baby??

      March 22, 2013 at 7:50 pm | Report abuse |
  3. BOMBO

    But there's still not a gun problem is there.

    March 22, 2013 at 7:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Deb

      I'm sure the 14 year old had a gun permit.

      March 22, 2013 at 7:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jason

      And a background check too... it wasn't an assault rifle either...

      March 22, 2013 at 10:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • stork

      No there was a problem with the kids, if they had a knife would it be a knife problem?

      March 25, 2013 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Jason

    Every time a drunk driver kills a person or a family....

    Nobody days: " We have a car problem"

    March 22, 2013 at 10:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • ..

      No, but some people ALWAYS brings this garbage up when a gun crime gets reported. This is why it's ILLEGAL to drink and drive, and the driver gets charged with various crimes.

      March 22, 2013 at 10:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • stork

      ..and its illegal to shoot someone...

      March 25, 2013 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Jason

    Cars don't drive themselves...

    And guns don't shoot themselves...

    I think its a people problem....

    March 22, 2013 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Cars are designed for transportation.
      Guns are designed for one thing: to kill.
      Apples and oranges.

      March 22, 2013 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jason

      You are wrong....

      To some US citizens, guns are just as much a necessity and way of life (and happiness) as cars are to others...

      You are blinded by your personal views.

      March 22, 2013 at 10:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • s kel

      Jason I like guns, I hate the nra, I have seen many dead mangled bodies due to shootings, I have been shot at and defended myself the same way. I belive in extensive background checks for weapons. Im against large mag. assualt weapons Bansay is not "blinded by personal views" you are. How can a person support that any type of weapon is ok, that any one in this country should own a gun? Think about it.

      March 22, 2013 at 11:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jason

      @skel.... I didn't say any of what you wrote....

      I was addressing the fact that cars and guns are both benign or deadly depending upon the PERSON WHO USES IT.

      March 22, 2013 at 11:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • s kel

      Jason thank you for clearing that up. My appolgies.

      March 22, 2013 at 11:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Jason, where am I biased? Are you trying to tell me that a car isn't designed for transportation and a gun isn't designed to kill? I am just pointing out the obvious. Equally obvious is that anything can be used as a weapon to kill, but a gun is designed expressedly for that purpose.

      March 23, 2013 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jason

      Do you the think people are bad? Or
      Do you think guns are bad?
      Or is it that ....

      Bad people make guns bad.

      March 24, 2013 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
    • Logic

      A gun is designed for 1 purpose, to take life. A car is designed for 1 purpose, transportation. There is a big difference.
      If drunk driver hits someone it's an accident, but the drivers irresponsibility and negligence makes it a crime.

      A gun used to kill someone is no accident, and there is a clear interpretation of just how a gun is usually going to be used and in what manner... Destruction...

      Sure you could pistol whip someone, just the same as you could slam someone's head in a door, but there is a big difference... lol

      March 24, 2013 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    I think that the two young gentlemen who murdered the baby deserve some comment here, as well as the gun crusade. The cure for the young gentlemen's problems is a good, functional death penalty, dispensed in a timely manner.

    March 22, 2013 at 10:59 pm | Report abuse |
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      March 25, 2013 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    The baby's mother told the young gentlemen that she had no money, but perhaps she should have carried some "insurance" just in case she encountered some fine, deserving examples of America's youth. About fifty years ago in Manhattan, a gang of young persons asked Central Park's visitors for a cigarette, then murdered anyone who didn't smoke. I've never smoked, but I carried cigarettes then, and I was asked for one, by a fine young lady.

    March 22, 2013 at 11:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • stork

      Bernard Goetz could have saved this woman, who knows how many NYers he saved.

      March 25, 2013 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    What if there had been heavily armed officers–or drones–strategically placed and therefore near the youths' confrontation with this mother and child?
    I was in Argentina during the political period that has shaded the arrival of His Holiness Francis. There were armed guards everywhere, and I knew that I was very safe.

    March 22, 2013 at 11:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mary

      excellent point @ Joey 🙂 on both posts...

      March 23, 2013 at 6:12 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Ann R. Key

    One of the attackers was 13-15 years and the other was supposedly as young as 10! They certainly WON'T get the death penalty due to their age and probably won't be tried as adults. I would like to know JUST WHERE these kids got the guns and WHAT were their parents doing-if they EVEN CARED what their sons were up to-they are partly resposible for this reprehensible murder and should be held accountable!!

    March 23, 2013 at 12:00 am | Report abuse |
    • Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

      @ AnaRChy:
      Brava nom de plume!
      The young gentlemen are 17 and 14. Where did you get 13-15 and "as young as 10?" I think you've been studying in New York.
      At 17 in Georgia, Mr. Elkins can be tried as an adult.
      Death would be a nice penalty for both of them.

      March 23, 2013 at 12:29 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      It was initially reported that the mother said the attackers were those ages.

      March 23, 2013 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mary

      Even at the ages of 17 and 14, it is odd to see this going on. I know in my day as well as banasy and Joey's this kind of behavior was not heard of; now what could account for this being so prevalent now(er) days?

      March 23, 2013 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    @ Ms. An R. Chy:
    I sincerely believe that these young gentlemen's parents did an exemplary job of teaching their sons what they, as parents, wanted them to know.
    No fault rests with the parents.

    March 23, 2013 at 12:42 am | Report abuse |
  11. Mr Dalloway

    Just what are we (americams) coming to? When oh when are we going to hit rock bottom?

    March 23, 2013 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Mary

    Has nothing to do with being Americans @ Mr Dalloway... SSRI's ring a bell ?

    March 23, 2013 at 6:57 pm | Report abuse |
  13. chrissy

    Might have alot to do with the lack of respect todays youth has. Mostly because they are spoiled. Not how most of us remember being raised im sure. But due to our government worming their way into every facit of our personal lives, parents are afraid to correct their children. End result.....THIS!

    March 23, 2013 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Mary

    Vary weak argument @ chrissy... very weak.

    March 24, 2013 at 8:50 am | Report abuse |
    • stork

      No Mary, it is not a wek argument, it is spot on. Progressives have made it so we cannot teach morals in class, but it is OK to step on the name of Jesus in class, if you odn't you are kicked out of class???? NY Mayor BLookberg just said that the gov't has the right ot take away certain of YOUR rights, in many cases the gov't knows better that you. No Mary, Chrissy was right. You are Wrong.

      March 25, 2013 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
  15. chrissy

    I have a gun and ive never shot nor killed anyone so yea, i think bad people make guns bad.

    March 25, 2013 at 12:44 am | Report abuse |