CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge has postponed the trial for a Chicago woman accused of supplying her 14-year-old niece with a gun that was used in the killing of a teenage rival.
Attorneys for 35-year-old Vandetta Redwood told U.S. District Judge Amy St. Eve on Monday they need more time to research a ballistics report that prosecutors turned over to them last week. Federal prosecutors told the judge they wouldn’t oppose the delay “with great reluctance.” The judge set a new trial date for Jan. 17.
Redwood’s attorneys say the report may question whether the bullet that killed 14-year-old Endia Martin was fired from the gun Redwood is accused of giving her niece, who is now 17. The teen is charged with murder in the April 2014 killing.