Officials revealed on Tuesday that a 15-year-old girl involved in the March 23 fatal carjacking of an Uber Eats driver in Washington, D.C., has pleaded guilty to felony murder.
A court spokesperson told The Washington Post that the girl, who has not been publicly identified due to her age, accepted a plea deal which entailed prosecutors dropping various charges, including armed carjacking, aggravated reckless driving, and robbery. The girl was charged as a juvenile, and her court hearings have been closed to the public.
According to WRC, Mohammad Anwar, 66, was driving for Uber Eats when the 15-year-old girl, along with a 13-year-old girl, used a stun gun on him and tried to steal his car. Anwar was reportedly hanging outside the car through the open driver’s door when the vehicle crashed, killing him. Witness accounts indicated that Anwar was trying to get back into his vehicle when the car crashed and flipped on its side.
The 13-year-old girl was also criminally charged in connection with Anwar’s death, but her case has not been resolved and it is unclear whether she has also accepted a plea deal. The specific details of the older suspect’s plea deal were not disclosed.
A hearing for the 13-year-old girl is scheduled for May 19.
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[Featured image: Mohammad Anwar/Family handout]