Man convicted of murder after 14-year-old girl uses his gun to kill another girl following Facebook disputeBy Mason White 5:58 PM February 1, 2016
By: Feng Qian
(Scroll down for video) A man of Illinois, was jailed after his niece used his gun to kill another girl during a dispute.
The dispute that began on Facebook, was over a man, police said.
27-year-old Donnell Flora of Chicago, admitted giving a gun to his 14-year-old niece before she allegedly shot and killed Endia Martin, 14.
Flora said that he did not give the girl the gun so that she can kill someone, but he handed her the weapon and told her to give it to her aunt.
The young girl took the .38-caliber revolver and confronted the teenagers who had been bullying her on Facebook.
However, he was convicted of first-degree murder for the death of Martin.
Flora’s niece, who has not been named, was charged as a juvenile. She faces a charge of murder for Martin’s death.
She also faces a charge of attempted murder after Martin’s friend Lanekia Reynolds, was injured during the shooting that took place in broad daylight.
Flora said that he will appeal. He said that second-degree murder or child endangerment would have been a more appropriate charge.