Mourners joined to remember the life of slain Chicago teen Endia Martin in a home going service Monday. Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose was among the throng of mourners in a very emotional ceremony held at St. Andrews Temple in South Side Chicago.
Rose paid his respects to the family during the wake, which was held before the funeral. The Englewood native soon left before the memorial service commenced.
Martin, 14, was shot and killed Monday, April 28 by a former middle school classmate during a fight. The feud between the two stemmed from a dispute on Facebook over a boy.
The 14-year-old suspect has been charged as a juvenile with first-degree murder. Four others have also been charged in Martin’s death.
The suspect’s cousin Donnell Flora, 25, is alleged to have provided the young girl the murder weapon, a .38 Special, according to ABC 7. He was reportedly charged with first-degree murder and aggravated battery with a firearm.
The suspect’s aunt, Vandetta Redwood, was charged with mob action and obstruction of justice, according to NBC Chicago. Prosecutors say Redwood had knowledge of her niece heading to the fight with a firearm, but failed to stop her.
A 17-year-old boy was charged with felony aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, two counts of felony unlawful use of a weapon and a misdemeanor reckless damage charge for hiding the weapon, according to NBC Chicago.
Robert James, 34, has been charged with disorderly conduct and selling a firearm without a FOID card, NBC Chicago reports. He was ordered held in lieu of $100,000 bail.
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