Jury finds man guilty of providing gun that killed 14-year-old girl

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Sunday, January 31, 2016
Trial begins of man accused of providing gun in teen's death

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A Cook County jury deliberated for about 90 minutes on Saturday before finding Donell Flora guilty of providing a gun to his niece that was used to kill 14-year-old Endia Martin.

The jury found Flora guilt on three counts -- first-degree murder of Endia Martin, as well as attempted first-degree murder and aggravated battery with a firearm involving another teen who was the intended target.

Flora's pre-sentencing date is scheduled for Feb. 26.

Flora's now 16-year-old niece is awaiting trial on murder charges in juvenile court. The niece, who remains unnamed because of her age, asked her uncle for a gun to take to the fight.

Joel Brodsky, Flora's attorney, said in a statement: "Anytime you have an autopsy picture of a dead 14-year-old girl go with the jury into deliberation ... it's going to be a difficult case."

A young girl is victim of gun violence on Chicago's South Side when the 14-year-old was killed and another teenager was wounded in a shooting in the 900 block of West Garfield in the Back of the Yards Neighborhood.