One of the teenagers who pled guilty to murdering an UberEats delivery driver is going to be able to walk free by her 21st birthday.
Claire Huber, a spokeswoman for the Washington D.C. Superior Court, said Tuesday the 15-year-old girl will be held in a juvenile facility until the age of 21, but might get out sooner if deemed rehabilitated. The D.C. Attorney General’s Office dropped other charges in exchange for her pleading guilty to felony murder.
The killing of Mohammed Anwar in a March 23 carjacking made national headlines upon its graphic footage being released. The 66-year-old Springfield, Va., resident died after the 15-year-old and a 13-year-old dragged him while taking the vehicle. The car flipped and Anwar went flying on the sidewalk. Anwar was assaulted with a Taser. The 13-year-old girl was likewise charged with felony murder, in addition to other crimes. A verdict has not been rendered.
Attorneys in the case are not permitted under law to comment publicly on the case since it is a juvenile matter. One of Anwar’s family members has said the family will not make a comment until the other teenager’s verdict comes in. There is a hearing for May 19 scheduled for the 13-year-old. Sentencing will occur on June 4 for the 15-year-old.
Anwar’s family published a GoFundMe page shortly after the incident. As of writing, it has raised more than $1 million.
“Mohammad Anwar was a hard-working Pakistani immigrant who came to the United States to create a better life for him and his family,” the page description states in part. “He was simply at work yesterday evening, providing for his family, when his life was tragically taken in an appalling act of violence.”
“Anwar was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle, and friend who always provided a smile when you needed one,” it continues. “He leaves behind a family, near and far, who cherish, love, and miss him dearly. Words can not describe how our family is feeling currently. Devastation, confusion, shock, anger, heartache, and anguish are just a few that come to mind.”
CNN referred to the murder as an “accident,” which caused an uproar on Twitter.
Tale of two headlines.
White man kills Asian women –> "White supremacy" "haunting" "Asian Americans"
Two Black girls kill an Asian Muslim man –> "The girls" "assaulted" an "Uber Eats driver" with a Taser, "which led" to "an accident" "in which" "he was fatally injured" pic.twitter.com/WRIwnKPDQr
— #AsraPanahi #WomanLifeFreedom (@AsraNomani) March 28, 2021
There I fixed it for you, @CNN. Let’s see if the authorities go after these stone cold psychopath murderers with the same zeal that the FBI has used to persecute peaceful January 6th protestors. https://t.co/NWHn4KJYUe pic.twitter.com/c4QNz6jPWl
— Harmeet K. Dhillon (@pnjaban) March 27, 2021
An immigrant was murdered in cold blood during a car jacking. It’s on video.
CNN called it an “accident.” pic.twitter.com/hZmbMzMiZz
— Cernovich (@Cernovich) March 27, 2021