When a 14-year-old Chicago girl was arrested on charges that she shot and killed another 14-year-old Chicago girl, much of the attention centered on how the shooting stemmed from an argument over a boy that was playing out on Facebook.
Prosecutors argued Vandetta Redwood initially told police she was not there when 14-year-old Endia Martin was shot, but a cell phone video obtained by police put her at the scene. Judge Donald Panarese Jr. called the video “choppy” and “poor,” then ruled the state did not meet the burden of proof.
Police said the gun used to kill 14-year-old Endia Martin on Monday passed through the hands of a Streeterville man before it ended up with the alleged shooter’s uncle.
The man who originally owned the gun used to kill a 14-year-old girl earlier this week has been charged with illegally selling the gun to someone else, then lying about it being stolen.
The uncle of a 14-year-old girl accused of killing a classmate during a fight over a boy has been charged with giving his niece the murder weapon and accompanying her to the fight in the Back of the Yards neighborhood.
The suspect — whose name was not released because of her age — was due in Juvenile Court on Tuesday, to face one count of first-degree murder. The suspect’s 24-year-old uncle and a 17-year-old boy also were in custody.