Many people at the time questioned the story of the mother, Sherry West, wondering about the logistics of the incident and why someone would shoot to kill an innocent kid while leaving the adult who could testify against them with only a minor wound. Two teens were arrested for first-degree murder and are due for trial in August. A gun alleged to be one of the teenager's was found in a lake, but the police have not said publicly whether that gun was connected to the shooting.
At the time of the incident, the grown daughter of Sherry West spoke to news reporters about her mother's mental illness, her neglect and abuse of her daughter as a child, and the fact that she had asked about collecting insurance as a result of the baby's death only a day or so after the incident. She suspected her mother of committing the crime and pinning it on two innocent boys.
Now, news has been released that both Sherry West and her husband tested positive for gun shot residue the day of the shooting. The couple has since broken up and she has a restraining order against him for stalking her and accusing her of killing the baby.
This case gets curiouser and curiouser.