In March 2021, an Uber Eats driver from Washington D.C. suffered fatal injuries after two teenagers attempted to steal his vehicle. Now, one of the teenagers, a 15-year-old girl, has pleaded guilty to felony murder.
The girl’s name has not been released because she was charged as a minor. On May 12, she entered a plea deal in which the D.C. Attorney General’s Office agreed to drop all other charges against her. Prior to the plea deal, she was also charged with armed carjacking, robbery, and aggravated reckless driving.
Back in March, the 15-year-old and a 13-year-old were arrested over the death of Uber driver Mohammad Anwar. According to police, the two girls used a Taser on the man during a carjacking. The girls attempted to drive away as Anwar was hanging outside the vehicle. When the vehicle surged forward and crashed, Anwar was fatally injured.
The announcement of the 15-year-old’s guilty plea comes after a hearing originally scheduled for May 11 did not occur. According to The Hill, a spokesperson told news outlets that the 15-year-old’s sentencing hearing has been scheduled for June 4, and a court appearance for the 13-year-old has been moved to May 19.
D.C. Attorney’s Office was preparing plea deals for both girls, but it’s not clear if the 13-year-old has already been offered one.
In response to the tragedy, Uber released a statement, saying it was “devastated by this tragic news and our hearts go out to Mohammad’s family during this difficult time,” and adding it was grateful the “suspects have been arrested and thank you Metropolitan Police Department for their diligence with this investigation.”
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