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Girl, 13, Pleads Guilty to Murdering D.C. Uber Eats Driver During Carjacking

Girl, 13, Pleads Guilty to Murdering D.C. Uber Eats Driver During Carjacking

“Under the plea deal, she will be released from prison when she turns 21 if the maximum sentence is imposed. She is scheduled to be sentenced July 6.”

A 13-year-old girl pleaded guilty to murder in the death of an UberEats driver she and another girl attempted to carjack near Nationals Park in late March.

The girl pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in juvenile court:

The girl, 13, appeared in a virtual court hearing where she pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the March 23 death of Mohammad Anwar, 66, a Pakistani immigrant and grandfather, according to a Washington, D.C. court official. Other charges against her – including armed carjacking – will be dropped. Under the plea deal, she will be released from prison when she turns 21 if the maximum sentence is imposed.

She is scheduled to be sentenced July 6. Another girl, 15, involved in the carjacking pleaded guilty to a murder charge in May.

The D.C. Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services has custody of the girls.

The cellphone footage is disturbing. It shows Anwar lying alone on the sidewalk. One girl only has concern for her cellphone in the car:

Prosecutor Baki Baruwa said Anwar had agreed to give the girls a ride in his Honda Accord, but when they got to a side street near the ballpark, the girls tried to take his car and his belongings.

Baruwa said the youngest girl stayed in the passenger seat, while the 15-year-old climbed into the driver’s seat. He said Anwar pleaded with passersby for help and asked them to call the police, but the older girl lied to the witnesses, telling them it was her mother’s car.

Anwar blocked the older girl from closing the driver’s door, but was half-in and half-out of the car as one of the girls screamed, “Go, go, go!” and jammed it into gear, according to Baruwa.

A gruesome video shows the Accord racing down Van Street SE, with the driver’s door flapping open and Anwar hanging on. The door slams into a tree and crushes him, then continues speeding down the street until the older girl makes a sharp right on N St. SE and the car flips over, throwing Anwar to the pavement and killing him.

Both girls jump out of the car and try to escape, but are stopped by witnesses.

D.C. Superior Court Judge Lynn Leibovitz asked the girl to confirm the details:

“All true?” the judge asked the girl in the hearing.

“Yes,” she responded.

Then the judge asked her to raise her right hand.

“How do you plead?” the judge asked.

“Guilty,” she said in a calm, clear voice.


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Those two girls will be the wards of the state their entire lives in some fashion or the other.

    henrybowman in reply to Tsquared. | June 4, 2021 at 8:24 am

    Assuming they weren’t already anyway.

    What I’d like to know is: did she flip on her Fagin? Or does (s)he get off scot-free?

      Milhouse in reply to henrybowman. | June 4, 2021 at 12:14 pm

      What fagin? If you mean the older girl, she testified that all the facts the prosecutor presented were true. What more could she say? If you mean someone else, what makes you think there was anyone else? Why can’t these two have cooked up their half-raw plan themselves?

        henrybowman in reply to Milhouse. | June 5, 2021 at 5:04 pm

        Because DC cops have already explained that this is the way DC jacking gangs work.

        The adult gang members send out underage jackers to do the actual boosting, because if they get caught, they get much less punishment and a lot of it gets expunged; whereas if they get caught doing the jacking themselves, they are looking at long, hard time.

    REDACTED in reply to Tsquared. | June 4, 2021 at 11:31 am

    the beavers are wards in June, huh Wally ?

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to Tsquared. | June 4, 2021 at 11:58 am

    Strapped tightly to the backs of taxpayers is a more blunt way of saying it.

    Virginia42 in reply to Tsquared. | June 4, 2021 at 12:50 pm

    Another couple of thugs, loosed upon the world.

Brave Sir Robbin | June 4, 2021 at 7:25 am

Sad – wasted life. Deepest sympathy to her victim and his family.

Perhaps by some miracle of God she may be able to lead a productive life once released from prison, though the odds are very much against this. People with such basic depravity are usually not able to be reformed or saved, at least during life, and I do hope and pray for such salvation.

Note, however, the growing disparity of justice in this country. She was allowed to plead. She did not have charge upon charge upon charge piled up onto her, no matter how petty and ridiculous. She did not have false affidavits entered against her by the government. She was not villainized with prejudicial leaks and whispers about her actions, life and character.. She was not smeared in the mainstream or social media. Her family was not threatened if she failed to cooperate with the prosecution. No one threatened to riot or cause harm if a certain outcome was not reached. She did not have 20 state’s lawyers standing against her, many from private practice volunteering their services.

You may say, “but she she is only a child.” And this is so. But what was not done to her is what is right and what should not be done to all people.

It is bad enough if the courts become an arbitrary circus. It is much worse if they become a biased avenue to torture and destroy victims because of their politics, religion, position in society, or race.

Whether justice was done here is debatable. Whether we can rely upon the justice system to be a fair, blind, and impartial arbiter of justice in American in 2021 which acts and rules from dispassionate logic and reasoning applied to the law and basic fairness, is not.

    casualobserver in reply to Brave Sir Robbin. | June 4, 2021 at 8:45 am

    Well, she IS 13 after all. Not having charge after charge piled on is perhaps a sign the adults showed some grace since she apparently was cooperative.

    Further evidence that there is no impartial, fair “rule of law” in this country. Every matter is politicized. Mention of redemption through the penal system is absurd; acknowledged recidivism rates approach 85% (and we know the government always is untruthful with statistics). … All we hear from democrats is about what’s good for the many … well what’s good for the many does not include gambling on the “hopeful” future of these two murderers.

    Neither the “people” nor Anwar and his family received “blind justice”, they receive the same “tribal ruling” that would have been issued in Pakistan – favoring the “passions of the local tribe”. … These two murderers should be executed for their “depraved indifference”; and their parents should be tried for gross negligence regarding their abandonment of their children, and on conviction be sterilized and committed for life to “work-release” covering the cost of their incarceration and then benefiting Anwar’s family.

    Have the two criminals been named ? Does anyone know who their parents are and what those “parents'” do for a living ? … I’m guessing there is a 50/50 chance the parents are either on the dole or work for the “government” (i.e., on the dole).

      JusticeDelivered in reply to Sisu. | June 5, 2021 at 9:02 am

      “recidivism rates approach 85%”

      Which is why I think the should be a scale for severity of crimes, with a running total, and an habitual offender threshold which when exceeded leads to capital punishment. We have a small portion of the population sucking up endless resources, wouldn’t those resources be better used to try and save people where there is hope?

Why was the carjacking charge dropped when she copped to it? Both of these indifferent, little bitches deserve the full ride of every conceivable charge resulting from their actions.

    randian in reply to Paddy M. | June 4, 2021 at 9:23 am

    My bet is that the carjacking charge wouldn’t have extended her sentence beyond age 21 so there’s no point to adding it. My concern is the potential for the conviction to be expunged at age 21. I hope such a deal has not been struck.

      Lucifer Morningstar in reply to randian. | June 4, 2021 at 1:57 pm

      Didn’t matter in the least what they charged her with. It was never going to extend her “sentence” beyond 21 years-old. And worse yet, if she can abide by the terms of her plea agreement (doubtful but might happen) then when she turns 21 years-old her juvenile 2nd degree murder record will be expunged as if it never happened and she’ll be free to do as she wishes. Disgusting, but that’s the way the juvenile court system works.

But does she get to keep her IPhone?

bobinreverse | June 4, 2021 at 8:23 am

Girls should have gone to trial. Can’t see how prosecution could do any better than hung jury in DC.

    Brave Sir Robbin in reply to bobinreverse. | June 4, 2021 at 8:42 am

    Could not afford one, very likely. And the public defender is not interested in going to trial – not on what they pay them. And remember, the public defender also ultimately works for the same entity as the prosecutor.

    If you want to go to trial with that, ok, but trial avoidance is also almost always desired. You have no idea what a judge and jury will do. Best to control your own fate which includes refraining from wanton mayhem and criminality in the first instance.

      trial avoidance is also almost always desired
      By the lawyers, yes. But justice requires a bit more effort than that. And the ubiquity of plea agreements encourages criminality.

        Brave Sir Robbin in reply to GWB. | June 4, 2021 at 12:10 pm

        “By lawyers, yes….” and I should say by defendants, as well. It saves ruinous expense and allows the defendant greater control over their fate. Plea agreements do not encourage criminality. No cash bail encourages criminality. No penalty for trial no-show encourages criminality. Bias to overlook crime by certain elements in society encourages criminality. And more than anything, political, judicial, and moral corruption encourages criminality.

          Disagree thoroughly: when a criminal commits multiple felonies in a single crime, with a possible resultant lifetime in prison, and the prosecution allows him to plea down to a single charge just to get him locked away for a few years, that certainly DOES encourage criminality. The consequence for the crimes committed are now sustainable – because the perp is only suffering for one, instead of what the people intended.

          Yes, all the other things also encourage criminality. But so do plea agreements.

          (Overcharging is the flip side of plea agreements. It’s simply piling on charges in order to try and get a plea where you might have managed to get a conviction, anyway.)

          Brave Sir Robbin in reply to Brave Sir Robbin. | June 4, 2021 at 10:03 pm

          “Overcharging is the flip side of plea agreements.”

          I do see your point here, to a degree. But their is nothing to preclude a prosecutor to throw everything up on the wall in front of a jury to see what sticks. Take the Chauvin case. Prosecutors presented at least three theories of death to the jury and multiple levels of criminality to provide a Chinese Menu of charges and supporting evidence the jury could pick and choose from. Yes, the prosecutor can pile on charges to coerce a Defendant to plea, but the prosecutor can also do the same to present to a jury to get them to bight at something. Charges is charges.

          You want to take your chances with a jury, OK. Or you can plea to the best possible deal no matter how actually unfair it is. Ask General Flynn. He was being railroaded anyway. He was not going to walk. No way. And the more he fought, well, they would just throw up charges against his kid, business partners and friends. Sure, that was to pressure him to make a deal. No doubt. But they were going to get him for something and ruin him utterly and completely in the process, because it was not about justice, but about destroying the man utterly 0f his fortune, his reputation, his family, everything he is, was, or was going to be.

          Prosecutors want to avoid a jury, too. A jury trial is also expensive and time consuming for them. But they have a lot more money and resource than the common man – by far. It’s not fair. It’s not meant to be. Go ahead and fight that 95% conviction rate. Or plea. If they do not take a plea, it is for sure a circus of personal destruction – not justice, because they will not allow a defendant to surrender. It’s no quarter destruction.

          My actual point is that Chauvin, for example, was not even offered a chance to plea. The state was taking him to trial – period. He offered to serve 10 years. State said, “No!” They wanted a circus for the enjoyment of the mob and a kangaroo court to show the power of the elites. You should be allowed to plea. You should not be forced to ruination and humiliation. This child was not so humiliated and destroyed, yet, some are, while others are spared. Is that justice?

      stevewhitemd in reply to Brave Sir Robbin. | June 4, 2021 at 11:33 am

      I hear you. However, given that she’s a juvenile and can’t be tried as an adult, an angry judge and jury can’t give her more than what she is agreeing to in the plea bargain, can they? She hits 21 and she’s out, unless I’m missing something.

        Brave Sir Robbin in reply to stevewhitemd. | June 4, 2021 at 12:12 pm

        I’m just saying she seems to have been treated fairly and with respect. Now note how others are treated.

        Lucifer Morningstar in reply to stevewhitemd. | June 4, 2021 at 1:34 pm

        Yes, when this little criminal thug reaches the age of 21 years-old then her juvenile 2nd degree murder criminal record is expunged as if it didn’t occur and she’s back out in society free and clear. But that is most likely contingent on her good behaviour for the next 8 years as most plea deals of this sort have a “You stay out of jail as long as you commit no further crimes.” clause. Which I doubt will happen as I believe she’s going to end up right back in front of the judge relatively quickly for committing another crime of some nature.

    randian in reply to bobinreverse. | June 4, 2021 at 9:25 am

    I don’t understand. Even in DC murder convictions by jury are obtained against black offenders.

This good man was killed in large part by a filthy ideology that benignly and even actively promotes this kind of behavior.

texansamurai | June 4, 2021 at 9:06 am

the sad thing here is that nothing can be done to restore this good man to his family, to our country

he died at the hands of young people conditioned to believe they can do/take/steal/hurt anyone/anything they want without fear of any consequences–totally selfish, totally ignorant of any of the basics/fundamentals of respect/dignity for others in this world

and where do they learn such behaviour? who do these girls have for role models? who do they listen to/watch/admire as examples of “adults?”

believe we all know the answers to that–it’s too late for them, their conditioning is complete and obvious–but for younger children, hope remains

sadly, believe any change in the adult world will inevitably require violence/self-defense/resistance –but for innocent children, we have to clean-up the school system
and we all have to become involved in their education/what they see/what they “learn”

    Brave Sir Robbin in reply to texansamurai. | June 4, 2021 at 12:14 pm

    “he died at the hands of young people conditioned to believe they can do/take/steal/hurt anyone/anything they want without fear of any consequences–totally selfish, totally ignorant of any of the basics/fundamentals of respect/dignity for others in this world”

    And is this not the real crime? And who is responsible for this? And what is to be done?

This will all be forgotten in no time.

I’m waiting for someone to post a story on the next George Floyd: Winston Boogie Smith.

That’s going to dominate the news for awhile.

Let out of jail in 3 2 1 …

    Meganinvegas in reply to r2468. | June 4, 2021 at 10:51 am

    People saw all summer that they wouldn’t be held accountable for their B.S why would a 13 and a 15 yr old think they would be

Give her the needle.

healthguyfsu | June 4, 2021 at 1:51 pm

Black lives matter but apparently not pastel brown ones. Where are the calls for justice from the usual mobs?? Oh yeah, wrong shade of color…pathetic!

If he’d have defended himself with highly justified lethal force, we all know what the headlines would have been.

These were white, Sunday school attendees wearing MAGA hats, no? Lol

The news has no curiosity about how such moral monsters are created (I’m betting welfare family, no Dad, no discipline), nor what could be done to turn off the faucet. Mayor talks about being crime aware, nothing about raising children to care about anyone but themselves.

MoeHowardwasright | June 4, 2021 at 7:28 pm

These two miscreants should have been charged as adults. That’s the real crime here. Prosecutors looking the other way not wanting to establish a narrative that’s against what they worked so hard all last summer to create.
I have no hope that either of these girls will ever live a productive life. Hope I’m wrong.

8 years in jail will teach her nothing. Put her on a ranch shoveling shit. That’ll teach her humility.

    henrybowman in reply to AutumnDawn. | June 5, 2021 at 5:11 pm

    But prepare to have a lot of shit left unshoveled.
    And, for heaven’s sake, hide the keys to the truck.