Two girls, ages 13 and 15, who were charged with the murder and carjacking of a Pakistani immigrant killed last month while working at his job delivering food in Washington, DC, have reportedly reached a plea deal with prosecutors.
Mohammad Anwar, 66, died when police said the girls, armed with a taser, sped off in his car as he clung to the driver’s side with the door open and crashed seconds later just outside the ballpark of the Washington Nationals.
On Monday, the teens reportedly reached the plea deal with prosecutors that would ensure they will not be held past the age of 21 nor be placed in a prison facility.
Two girls (left center), ages 13 and 15, who were charged with the murder and carjacking of Pakistani immigrant, Mohammad Anwar (right), 66, killed last month while working at his job delivering food in Washington, DC, have reportedly reached a plea deal with prosecutors
Last week, the teens appeared via video in DC Superior Court as their lawyer and prosecutor, Bonnie Lindemann, discussed the case with Judge Lynn Leibovitz.
According to The Washington Post, Lindemann gave no indication that her office would try to transfer the older teen’s case to adult court. Under DC law, the 13-year-old could not be prosecuted as an adult due to her age.
The judge set the next court date for April 20 to discuss the status of the case.
A video of the incident shows the encounter unfolding in a minute and a half, ending with Anwar’s Honda Accord on its side, the girls climbing out and a fatally injured Anwar sprawled and motionless on the sidewalk.
Police have not identified the juvenile suspects, one of whom is from the DC and the other is from neighboring Fort Washington, Maryland.
Anwar, who lived in suburban Springfield, Virginia, was at his delivery job for Uber Eats when he was killed.
The 90-second clip begins with Anwar struggling to regain control of his car after the two girls made their way inside.
‘They’re thieves,’ he is heard saying as he attempts to pull the girl out of the driver seat of the parked car. ‘This is my car!’
Two National Guardsmen who were in the area removed the juvenile suspects from the overturned car (pictured) and detained them until police responded to the scene and arrested them
The teen suddenly accelerates, sending the car speeding down the 1200 block of Van Street SE with Anwar still clinging on to the driver side’s door.
At one point, the car is seen smashing into a metal fence from its left side, crushing the delivery driver between the barrier and car door.
As the car continues to speed off into the distance, a screeching sound is heard followed by a loud crash.
The bystander filming the incident runs over to the site of the crash to find the car rolled over and the two girls climbing out of the wreckage.
Anwar’s body can be seen lying motionless on the corner on the sidewalk, as witnesses scramble to get help.
Two National Guardsmen who were in the area removed the juvenile suspects from the overturned car and detained them until police responded to the scene and arrested them.
Anwar was eventually rushed to a hospital but could not be saved. He was ejected onto the sidewalk and sustained fatal injuries, including head trauma and broken bones.
He was described in a GoFundMe post as ‘a hard-working Pakistani immigrant who came to the United States to create a better life for him and his family’.
The GoFundMe campaign, launched on behalf of his family, had raised more than $1million to cover the costs of a funeral and to provide for his survivors.
‘Anwar was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle, and friend who always provided a smile when you needed one,’ the family said.
‘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.’