The story about the two girls who hijacked the car of an Uber Eats driver near the city's Navy Yard metro station, only to crash it and kill its driver, Mohammad Anwar, comes to a close today.
The 14-year-old girl, who was age 13 at the time of the crime, was sentenced Tuesday to juvenile detention and will be released from custody when she turns 21-years-old. The girl's juvenile counterpart, who was age 15 at the time, received the same sentence in June over the death of Mohammad Anwar.
"I never meant to do it, I will change," the 14-year-old remarked.
According to the Washington Post, DC Superior Court Judge Lynn Leibovitz shot down a request from the defense that the teenager only should serve until when they turn 18. Leibovitz described Anwar’s death as “terrible” and “devastating” for the Pakistani migrant’s family.
At the time of the 15-year-old's sentencing last month, a member of Anwar's family said this about the other charged teen. "I hope [you] realize with time what you have done. I can never, and will never, forgive you."
“You did not kill one person that day, you killed a whole family,” Anwar’s daughter said at the time.
They did not speak at the sentencing hearing of the 14-year-old, but submitted written statements.
It was back in March of this year that two teen girls, aged thirteen and fifteen, were recorded brutally murdering an Uber Eats driver in DC. After assaulting Mohammad Anwar with a stun gun, an attempted carjacking of his vehicle only made it as far as down the street before crashing.
Anwar did not survive. The pair faced felony murder charges but their names weren’t released. The ages of both suspects were a pivotal point in the response from the courts.
Thirteen is too young to try someone as an adult, and the DC Attorney General did not transfer the fifteen-year-old to the adult court system. It boiled down to a plea deal.