14-year-old sentenced to juvenile detention over carjacking of Uber Eats driver in DC
A 14-year-old has been sentenced to juvenile detention over the fatal carjacking of an UberEats driver in Washington, D.C., according to multiple reports.
The sentence was the maximum sentence requested by prosecutors, according to NBC Washington. The girl, who was 13 at the time, will remain in juvenile detention until she is 21.
The unidentified girl was one of two teenagers who were arrested in late March for felony murder and armed carjacking for the death of Mohammad Anwar, an Uber Eats driver.
Police said the girls used a taser on Anwar during the carjacking attempt near Nationals Park on March 23.
Anwar was “hanging outside the car” during a struggle with the girls and the vehicle surged forward and crashed, fatally injuring Anwar. A GoFundMe for Anwar’s family raised $1 million.
“Anwar was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle, and friend who always provided a smile when you needed one. He leaves behind a family, near and far, who cherish, love, and miss him dearly,” Anwar’s family described him on the GoFundMe page.
The 14-year-old girl pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, according to WUSA 9. Other charges against her, including armed carjacking, were later dropped in exchange for the guilty plea.
The second girl, who is 15 years old, pleaded guilty to felony murder in May, and had other charges of armed carjacking, robbery and aggravated reckless driving dropped. According to NBC Washington, she was also sentenced to juvenile detention until she turns 21.
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