$3 million bond set for man accused of giving niece gun used to kill teen
A man accused of providing a gun used to kill 14-year-old Endia Martin on Monday was order held on $3 million bond.
Donnell Flora, 25, gave his 14-year-old niece a loaded .38 caliber revolver and accompanied her to the fight on Monday in Chicago, prosecutors say.
The 14-year-old girl accused of pulling the trigger, who was not publicly named because of her age, was charged Tuesday with four counts of first-degree murder. A 16-year-old girl was also shot in the arm, but survived her injuries.
Flora, of the 8300 block of South Buffalo Avenue, was charged with first-degree murder and aggravated battery/discharge of a firearm. He appeared in court Wednesday in a wheelchair, an injury sustained from a gunshot wound on June 17, 2010.
Prosecutors say Flora took a bus to the crime scene to give his niece the handgun in anticipation of the fight, and then approached the victims, provoking a verbal argument.
The girl is accused of pointing the gun at the 16-year-old’s aunt, who then pushed her hand away. The alleged shooter struck the 16-year-old in the head as a result. She then fired the weapon at the two girls as they fled from the scene, hitting Martin in the back and the other girl in the arm.
Police say the teen defendant was still on the scene when they arrived. She gave the gun to a 17-year-old boy who then tried to flee with it. He faces charges in connection to the case.
The weapon was stolen from the car of a legal gun owner on April 14. The feud is believed to have stemmed from comments regarding a boy on Facebook.
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