March 25th, 2013
07:16 PM ET

Slain baby's mother says police tested her for gunpowder residue

The mother of a 13-month-old Georgia baby who was shot to death Thursday told CNN that gunpowder residue tests on her and the baby's father were negative. Police had no comment when asked about Sherry West's statement.

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  1. banasy©

    Of course they did. This is standard operating procedure.

    March 25, 2013 at 8:22 pm | Report abuse |
  2. BOMBO

    Not unexpected. This story sounded fishy when I first heard it. Apologies of course, in case she or a family member read this blog.

    March 25, 2013 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Laquanda

      I agree. The story definitly sounds fishy. Two African American youth being blamed again.

      March 25, 2013 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • BOMBO

      To clarify, I said it sounded fishy. But I don't doubt the mother's story any longer.

      March 26, 2013 at 1:36 am | Report abuse |
  3. Laquanda

    Why is our community always blamed for society's ills? I say look back to the practice of European Colonialization of our African homeland.

    March 25, 2013 at 9:51 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Dan

    I just finished watching Piers Morgans show on CNN. He said if the two young men did this then it was because our elected officials failed them.

    March 25, 2013 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse |
  5. 27moni

    If they are guilty there is no one to blame but the boys and possibly their parents. People think that because their children are teenagers that they can roam the neighborhoods without anyone knowing what they are doing.

    March 26, 2013 at 12:55 am | Report abuse |
  6. sleeplessinseattle68

    Why did they wait so long to test her for gun powder? She has a life insurance policy on the baby.

    March 26, 2013 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
  7. Abbie

    There is something wrong. The mother didnt cry once during Piers interview. Look closer at her. She does not look like she is grieving.

    March 26, 2013 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |