Cousin on trial in Chicago schoolgirl's 2014 fatal shooting

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Posted: Jan 19, 2017 12:02 PM

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago woman is on trial, accused of supplying her teenage cousin with a gun that she used to kill a 14-year-old rival.

Vandetta Redwood is charged with giving a handgun to a juvenile knowing it would be used to commit violence in the April 2014 shooting of Endia Martin. Redwood is also charged with possession of a firearm in a school zone.

At issue is whether the 35-year-old Redwood actually handed the gun to her cousin. A shaky cellphone video of the incident featured heavily in testimony in federal court Wednesday.

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If convicted, Redwood faces up to 15 years in prison.

Her cousin, now 17, is awaiting trial on murder charges.

A Cook County judge threw out obstruction and mob action charges against Redwood in the case in 2014.