A 13-year-old girl pleaded guilty on Thursday to the murder of a carjacking incident in March in which a 66-year-old Pakistani Uber Eats driver was killed and killed with a taser.
Two teenage girls – 15 and 13 – attacked Mohammad Anwar of Springfield, Virginia, using a taser at around 4:30 p.m. in Washington DC on March 23. The Uber Eats driver died in an accident in southeast DC near Nationals Park.
The teen appeared at a virtual trial in which she pleaded guilty to the second degree murder of Anwar. Another 15-year-old teenager pleaded guilty to the murder last month.
Anwar was a Pakistani immigrant who came to the United States in 2004 to help himself and his family have a better life. A disturbing video of the carjacking in which Anwar died was posted on Twitter, causing anger and outrage.
After the teenagers attempted car theft, Anwar was dragged into the 1200 block of Van Street and killed, police said. Members of the fire brigade and the rescue service of the first district had arrived at the scene of the accident and found Anwar seriously injured.
He was taken to a hospital by the DC Fire and Emergency Medical Service but pronounced dead by the doctors.
The 13-year-old is from southeast DC while the 15-year-old is from Fort Washington, Maryland. The police did not reveal her identity due to her age.
Other charges against the 13-year-old girl, including armed car theft, are dropped.
Prosecutors said Thursday that Anwar agreed to take both girls in his Honda Accord, but when he turned onto a back street near Nationals Park, they tried to steal his car and personal effects. Prosecutors also said Anwar asked people on the street to help him, but the 15-year-old said the car belonged to her mother.
During the virtual trial, District Court judge Lynn Leibovitz asked the teen if the details of the case were true. The girl said “yes”.
Fox News reported that the judge asked her to raise her right hand. The judge asked, “How do you plead?” The girl said, “Guilty.”
A GoFundMe page raised more than $ 1 million for Anwar’s family.
The 13-year-old is due to be sentenced on July 6th. If she accepts the plea deal, she will be released from prison at 21 if a maximum sentence is imposed.
The GoFundMe page describes how his family is feeling right now.
“Words cannot describe how our family is feeling right now. Devastation, confusion, shock, anger, heartache, and fear are just a few that come to mind. We will always carry it with us, but it doesn’t take the pain of losing it so tragically and so unexpectedly ”, says the description on the page.