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Two young men who were accused of murdering a toddler in the US may be exonerated after new evidence was uncovered by the prosecution.

Sherry West, 42, mother of baby Antonio Santiago who was killed in March this year, claimed that two young black men approached her and attempted to rob her before shooting her baby in the face and then shooting her.

De’Marquis Elkins, 17, and Dominique Lang, 15, were arrested and charged with murdering the 13-month-old. Their trial was set for this August but their public defender, Jonathan Lockwood has uncovered new evidence which points to inconsistencies in Sherry West’s story.

The gunshot residue was found on both West and baby Antonio’s father, Louis Santiago, who was initially reported to be nowhere near the crime scene.

The state forensic report says, “This supports the possibility that [Louis Santiago] discharged a firearm, was in close proximity to a firearm upon discharge, or came into contact with an item whose surface bears GSR [gunshot residue].”

Police have since confirmed that Santiago is now in jail for aggravated stalking of West.

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