In this May 5, 2014 photo, mourners console each other following funeral services for 14-year-old Endia Martin at St. Andrew Temple Baptist Church in Chicago. Martin was killed by another 14-year-old in what started as a Facebook feud over a boy. Sentencing is scheduled on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in juvenile court for the teen who pleaded guilty in the death of Martin in January. Under the law she faces a mandatory sentence of five years in custody, or until the age of 21. The teen, who is now 18, can be paroled when she turns 19 next month. (Jessica Koscielniak/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

The Latest: Chicago teen apologizes in Facebook feud slaying

June 20, 2018 - 1:41 pm

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of a Chicago teenager convicted of murder in the shooting of another girl following a Facebook feud over a boy (all times local):

12:35 p.m.

A Chicago teenager cried in court as she tried to read a statement before her sentencing for killing another girl in a fight that started as a Facebook feud over a boy.

The teenager, who was 14 when she fatally shot 14-year-old Endia Martin, said Wednesday that she wishes she could go back to that day in April 2014 and make a different decision. She asked Martin's family for forgiveness, but acknowledged there was nothing she could say to "mend (their) hearts."

She isn't being named because she was charged as a juvenile. A Cook County judge gave her the mandatory sentence of at least five years in custody. She is eligible for parole in April and can't be held beyond her 21st birthday.

In a statement read by a prosecutor, Martin's mother, Jonie Dukes, said her family is forever changed.

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12:20 p.m.

A Chicago teenager who killed another girl during a street fight that started as a Facebook feud over a boy will be eligible for parole next April.

A Cook County judge on Wednesday sentenced the teen, who pleaded guilty in January to first-degree murder in the April 2014 killing of 14-year-old Endia Martin. She also pleaded guilty to attempted first-degree murder for wounding the girl she went to fight that day.

The convicted teen was 14 years old when the shooting happened and isn't being named because she was charged as a juvenile.

She will be expected to complete a mandatory sentence of at least five years in custody and can't be held beyond her 21st birthday. She has been in custody since her arrest.

The defendant's uncle was also convicted of first-degree murder because he gave her the gun right before the fight. He was sentenced to 100 years in prison.

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12:30 a.m.

A Chicago teenager is set to be sentenced for killing another girl during a 2014 street fight that started as a Facebook feud over a boy.

Among the reasons the case drew widespread attention was because the defendant's uncle gave her the gun right before the fight.

The teen was 14 years old at the time and isn't being named because she was charged as a juvenile. She pleaded guilty in January to first-degree murder in the April 2014 killing of 14-year-old Endia Martin and attempted first-degree murder in the wounding of the girl she went to fight that day.

She faces a mandatory sentence of at least five years in custody and can't be held beyond her 21st birthday.

Her uncle was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to 100 years.

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