Thursday, April 4, 2013

Reminder: Town Hall Meeting Tonight @ 6:30pm

Reminder: Tonight @6:30pm Town Hall Meeting to address concerns after the shooting death of Antonio Santiago. Residents of Brunswick are encouraged to attend.
Located at: Old City Hall, 1229 Newcastle St. 

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Accused's Lawyer Raises Doubts about Witness

Finally we have some new news coming from this case. Unfortunately it's coming from Elkins' attorney. He has filed a motion demanding material information regarding Ms. Obley. You might remember her, she is the great aunt of Dominique Lang. She was the person who turned in Dominique Lang which led to the arrest of De'Marquise Elkins. In his motion, Gough (Elkins' Attorney) suggests Ms. Obley was more than a concerned citizen, but may have been involved in a possible murder-for-hire or insurance fraud. You can read the full story with video on News4Jax, the link is below.

I sure hope that she was not involved somehow. One thing I do agree with the attorney on, this shooting was not a random act of violence. Seems to me this case keeps getting stranger every day.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Town Hall Meeting Thursday 6:30PM

Brunswick city officials are planning a town hall meeting to hear concerns from residents after the killing of a toddler, who was gunned down as his mother walked him down a city sidewalk. 

The meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Old City Hall, 1229 Newcastle St., Brunswick.

With two suspects in the March 21 attack in custody - De'Marquise Elkins, 17, Dominique Lang, 15 - the meeting will be a chance for the public to come together, voice concerns and get answers from law enforcement officials handling the case, City Commissioner Cornell Harvey said.

"We want to let people know that we are concerned about what's happened in the community," Harvey said. A healing process needs to take place, he said. 

 "We don't like what's going on, but we have to deal with what's going on," he said. "We may not all agree on what should be or what is, but at least we'll know exactly how everyone feels about it."

Commissioner Julie Martin says she wants people to know about the efforts the city has undertaken to fight crime and encourage residents to let the city "become a front porch community, as much as we can."

Brunswick Mayor Bryan Thompson wants to tell residents that there is good in the community, and while a tragedy that has attracted national and international attention occurred in Brunswick, there are many more kind-hearted people working to make the city a safer place.